Celebrating the spirit of music

Organised by The Education Tree for a cause, the event, on the occasion of World Music Day, saw some spectacular music, dance and flash mob performances at the Select Citywalk on the evening of June 21.

The day marked the celebration of World Music Day and saw participation from musicians across the City for this very special fiesta, in a bid to share and celebrate the spirit of music in all its glory. 

The Education Tree is a youth-led organisation of Delhi University (DU) and has been created to foster and facilitate education. The organisation tries to promote its objectives by using various art forms like music, art, dance, theatre etc.

“Our basic aim is to promote education and make people understand that education is above a degree. In India, a degree is valued more than someone’s education and we want to change this thinking.

We conduct workshops on various things, like, photography, theatre, writing, corporate communication, etc. We even bring in experts and trainers for our workshops,” informed Smriti Singhal, director, The Education Tree and a postgraduate student of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, DU.

The musical gala also included a drumming jam session, impromptu acoustic performance and a series of mesmerising mini concerts. The evening kicked off with a special all drumming jam session by the group ‘World of Talents’ and the large gathering of young and old alike also witnessed some of the finest musical performances from bands like Turkush, Spice Route and Zephyr.

The evening saw a flash mob too in which all the participants grooved to Bollywood music and kept the audience on their toes.

Kriti Singhal, a member of The Education Tree and a IInd year English (H) student of Daulat Ram College, said, “I felt like a celebrity when people started taking our pictures during our performances. It has given us a lot of confidence to perform in public now. Such events also give you the feeling of being a part of a community and I have also made so many friends from so many colleges, which is the best part.”

The concept of World Music Day originated in France with an objective to hold free concerts wherein both professional and amateur artistes came together at a common platform to exhibit their talent. 

Paras Raheja, another member of the group and a IInd year Economics (H) student from Ram Lal Anand College, said, “Being part of the flash mob was hilarious. The idea of a flash mob is to astonish people and we very well managed to do so. We danced on Bollywood music and even on Gangnam Style. And it was really fun to see people joining us in our dance.”

Indeed, The Education Tree managed to convert  Select Citywalk into an epicentre of music and gave Delhi its very own  musical movement!

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