As India’s 70th Independence Day approached, the students of Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru, were gung-ho with the preparations for ‘Yamini’ 2016 – an all-night event in collaboration with SPIC MACAY on August 14, from 7 PM to August 15 at 7 AM.
Along with fascinating performances by stalwarts of Indian classical art, a delicious spread by Crowne Plaza, and ‘Symbi Bazaar’ – Flea Market ensured that everyone was happy on all fronts – from listening to charming tunes to munching on delicacies.
This musical journey was commenced by the inaugural performance of Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, an Indian classical flutist and composer. His specialization in Hindustani classical music and film score is what makes him incomparable in the music industry.
The musical journey continued with Hindustani classical vocalist, Pt. Venkatesh Kumar’s devotional songs. The songs he sang were both scintillating and of noble lineage.
Towards the end of the last century, Hindustani music had run into ‘doldrums’, and that’s when at the dusk of his musical journey, Vidvaan Kottakal Chandrashekharan enlightened us with his authentically traditional masterpieces of Hindustani classical music.
The melodious tunes continued with instrumentalist, vocalist and musical composer, Vidvaan Ravikiran’s enthralling renditions. Through his performance, it was clearly evident that the secret of his extraordinary talent is hidden in his passion for music.
With the rising sun, ‘Yamini 2016’ had its last performance by Vidvaan TM Krishna, a Carnatic music vocalist. His performance amazed everyone, and out of the blue, a piece was interwoven so unexpectedly that the listeners were left ecstatic.
Here are a few photos that provide a glimpse of the magical night we got to be a part of.
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