Going beyond all genres

Going beyond all genres

Music competition

young talent A performance in progress.

The event saw an unexpected turnout of both artistes and audience in spite of the huge rains that lashed the City.

The first day of the event was dedicated to classical music which saw breathtaking performances by many talented singers. Krishna Prasad, Ragavendra, Anuradha and Akshatha impressed R K Padmanabhan, a veteran vocalist, and secured a place in the finals.

“I hope the contestants make the best use of this platform and I also request Forum Mall to continue with this initiative and make it bigger in the years to come,” said Padmanabhan.

World music and fusion was the theme of the second day. One of the country’s biggest names in jazz fusion music, Amit Heri, judged the show and appreciated the City’s budding musicians.

Bands ‘Fused’ and ‘Rhythmic Energy’ won a chance to perform at the grand finale.
Those who made it to the grand finale got an opportunity to perform before
eminent musicians like Lucky Ali. The ‘Man with the Velvet Voice’  played soulful
numbers like O Sanam and Sunoh.

“This has been a tremendous opportunity for youngsters to showcase their talent. The challenge is not merely in  winning but in participating by keeping faith in oneself. I congratulate Forum Mall for organising this fest and aptly calling it ‘Break Free’ because it is only when you follow your own path that you can reach out to like-minded music lovers”, Lucky Ali said.

After some enthralling performances, K V Krishnaprasad, ‘Rhythmic Energy’ and ‘Hungry’ emerged victorious and bagged the trophies in their respective categories. They also won the chance to present their talent live on Radio One.

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