Retaining the original flavour

Inspiring themes

The fact that music has no boundaries was depicted beautifully by a passionate group of singers at ‘Music is Divine’ concert held at the Good Shepherd Auditorium recently.

A plethora of songs was rendered by the artistes in different languages. The soulful music concert saw 15 professional musicians from various musical hubs
performing.

The multi-lingual show was a theme-based instrumental musical presentation of original compositions and old classics. The original compositions were inspired by themes like nature and Indian and western classical music. The music was composed by Irfan Khan, a young musician, and he was ably supported by his team.The instrumental presentations were followed by timeless evergreen compositions and songs in various languages like Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam etc.
Songs of popular singers and music composers like Ilaiyaraaja, KJ Yesudas, SP Balasubramanyam, RD Burman, SD Burman, Madan Mohan, Bappi Lahiri, Mohammad Rafi, Rajkumar, S Janaki, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar were performed. The singers were Divya Raghavan, Zaheer, Mahantesh, Shruthi, Kumaran, Manasi and Ankita.

The singers could be seen enjoying the show as much as the audience as they interacted with the audience from time to time. The audience danced to the peppy numbers. Some even put forward their request to the singers. The audience comprised all age groups.

The youngsters preferred to enjoy the musical evening with their friends.
Aniket, who was at the event with his parents, says that a combination of old classics and rock is what livens up the music scene in Bangalore.

“There is a nice mixture of different genres, on one hand we have rock, EDMs and folk bands coming to the City to perform and on the other, we have these bands which try and recreate the magic of the 60s and 70s. I liked the music, it is nice and soothing,” he says.

Many others like Harsha K, who was there at the show, was seen enjoying the melodies, “I liked the old classics as well as their own compositions. It was very interesting. The best part of the performance was that they did not play around with classics a lot but tried to keep it as original as possible,” he sums up.

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