City to host five-month long youth-centric music fest
The festival seeks to empower talented children and youth of Kolkata musically, irrespective of their financial abilities. Music educationist Surendranath Majumdar and his Academy for Musical Excellence (AMEC) are hosting the Yuva Music Festival beginning July 10.
“We feel honoured that the Yuva Music Festival, a non-commercial initiative, is the only distinct platform where upcoming artists, celebrities, international artists and consulates, institutions, students from the elite schools, colleges, under privileged students and special children share the same stage with common positive spirit for the cause of uniting people through music.
YMF is also an exceptional platform to launch upcoming solo artists, bands, ensembles and groups of artists and musicians free of cost”, Majumdar told Millennium Post.
The first concert will also pay tribute to the legendary Michael Jackson, the king of pop music. Special guests will be Olaf Iversen, H.E. German Consul General, Bridgette Jones, Sudarshan Chakravorty ,Soumitra Ray (Bhoomi) and singer Riddhi Bandyopadhyay.
More than 150 participants from different schools, colleges and upcoming artists will present Hindi, Bengali, English songs, devotional songs at the festival. Over 50 AMEC sponsored underprivileged children will sing popular songs.
There will be a special Xylophone performance by a child with autism.“The Spirit of Music” concert will stage India’s International pianist Kanishka Saha and keyboard sensation Susmit De.
The Yuva Music festival started with blessings and good wishes of the head of the Brahmakumari’s Dadi Gulzar at Mount Abu, Rajasthan. The first two editions staged more than 1500 participants across concerts and competitions.