A chain of inspiring strains

Music Album


Ateam of students from the National College have shown that there is no boundary for creativity. On the eve of Kannada Rajyotsava, they released a video album Namana, which is a tribute to veteran Kannadigas who have worked hard for the welfare of the State. The group comprising Vikas, Khalid, Somanna, Satya, Vasishta, Sinchana, Roopa, Brinda, Anjana and others have exhibited their talent in a commendable manner.   

This well-presented music album has two songs which praises Kannada language and culture. A five-minute video song begins with a brief history of the language and video footage of the historical places of Karnataka. It is followed by the spellbinding performance of National College students for the song Janani Janmabhoomi. The choreography blends Classical and Western genre along with Salsa. Their talents and struggle are evident in this album.

Vinay Kumar, a former student of the National College, is the man behind the venture. When he mooted out the idea of launching the album, these students readily agreed to participate. Soon they formed a media team Drushya Nirmana and started pre-production activities.

“It was a backbreaking experience. We had few people and there was plenty of work. As none of us had any media experience, we were lacking in guidance and planning. So we decided to take the help of professionals. But major portion of the work including lyrics, photography, art direction, background setting and property arrangement are done by students," says Vinay Kumar, who directed the album and wrote the lyrics.

The group has successfully handled the production well. They have put a sincere effort to craft it aesthetically. Even the background artists are also given due exposure. Chandrika Gururaj and Ajay Warrior have crooned the melodious tracks Janani Janmabhoomi and Karunadige. Amit Anand, a student of Sri Krishna Institute of Technology, has composed the songs.

“This small project has helped us improve our planning and coordinating skills. Our inexperience or financial aspects never turned us away from our dream work. Many people voluntarily helped us when they came to know that some students have taken up the work. The experience I got from this project has inspired me to take up a career in media,” says Vikas K S, a second-year BA student of National College. Vikas has been learning animation and editing to make his dream come true.

To reach out to a large public, the team will be airing the song on city cables and music channels. The song is available on www.drushyanirmana-namana.blogspot.com. The huge response they are receiving from the public has inspired them to take up another project. They are now busy chalking out plans for their upcoming work. But they are not ready to reveal what it is. “It’s very early to say anything. We have already started working on it,” says Vinay Kumar.  

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