August 1, 2021

Sanskrit video celebrates music on World Music Day

On June 21, World Music Day, Kochi-based on-line music college uploaded Gitamritham, a Sanksrit music video, on their YouTube channel. The music is a celebration of music. Singing in it are 155 college students, ranging four-and-half years previous to 60 years, from totally different international locations throughout the globe similar to the USA of America, the UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Gulf Cooperation Council international locations, Maldives, Eire, Singapore and Australia.

Yearly, because it was based in 2012, musicians Devki and Sudheesh have introduced out a music video to commemorate World Music Day. “Final yr for Music Day, we had plans for a musical programme with our college students at Guruvayoor. All the pieces was prepared, the corridor booked and several other of our college students from overseas had booked tickets to return. Then the pandemic broke out and was cancelled,” recollects Devki Nandakumar, who based the web music college along with her husband, singer Sudheesh Kumar. The college conducts on-line music courses for college students the world over. Though they began with Carnatic music, they now provide classes in Hindustani and instrumental music too.

With the outbreak, they tweaked the plan and launched a video recording with 84-odd college students singing. “We determined then that we might do one thing comparable subsequent yr [2021]. We began planning upfront, proper from the music to the composition,” Devki provides.

The music, which traces the origin and progress of music, has been written by Madhavan Kizhakkoot and set to music by Jaison J Nair. Though the thought was conceptualised just a few months in the past, the final two months had been spent instructing the scholars the music, recording and at last, modifying the video earlier than it was uploaded on June 21.

“The scholars had been taught the music nearly. They labored very laborious on it, perfecting it — not solely singing but additionally recording it. All people was a 100% invested within the undertaking. It could not have come collectively if not for the laborious work of the scholars,” says Devki.

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