Music with a message

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Music with a message

It was a mix of music, laughter and energy at the TERI Auditorium on Sunday. Alternative lyrical pop band ‘saMcara’ had the audience grooving to their songs at an event organised by ‘Geriose.com’ that is in the field of care for dignified senior living through e-portals.

The small auditorium provided an intimate setting for a concert that aimed to tackle contemporary issues in a light manner.

The band incorporated into their songs some hard-hitting lyrics about gang rape, corruption, garbage menace, the death of regional languages and so on. However, the depressing topics did nothing to reduce the overall peppy feel of the numbers they belted out, like ‘Bapu’, ‘Koshish’, ‘I wanna be 18 till I die’ and so on. The songs, which reminded one of old Bollywood songs and Goan ditties, had the audience tapping their feet and clapping and singing along, something which the band was very particular about.

Comprising of Sutirth Mukherjee, Simon Raj Jacob, Dipayan Banik, Dipankar Kharga and joined by Raja Chowdhary, the team presented songs that had fun, humour, satire, love and hope — all of which touched a chord with the listeners. Social messages to the youth and audience were also conveyed through their music.

Indrani Narasimhan, founder, promoter and director of ‘Geriose.com’, said, “This portal is a platform that I have created for the elderly. We want to string in products and services that will focus on the lifestyle of an elderly person. For example, everybody knows about home nursing and physiotherapy but there are other aspects that people don’t know much about. Like making your home senior-citizen friendly.”

She added, “We found that ‘saMcara’ had a social cause in their mind. So there was a synergy of ventures and it was easy for us to come together.”

Shailendra Gupta, one of the core group members of the initiatives, chipped in, “Change is constant but whatever change we want to see in the society should come from within. Social messages also help in leaving an impression and this is what this music is doing right now.”

Sutirth Mukherjee, the face of the band, interspersed the songs with lively dialogues and personal recollections of how music had changed him and his band members and how the songs they had written turned them into better human beings. Some yesteryear Bollywood chartbusters were also sung on special request and at the end of the day, the audience dispersed with happy memories and deep impressions.

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