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KSTDC invites amateur musicians to Centre Stage

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'Friends' performing at Byappanahalli Metro Station

‘Friends’ performing at Byappanahalli Metro Station PC: Ashish Roy

BENGALURU: Sunday Jam, an event which helps budding musicians showcase their talents, organised by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) was held at Biayapanahalli Merto Station on Sunday.

Amateur bands like ‘Friends’, ‘Grateful Dead’ and ‘So we ended’ entertained the audience by playing hard rock, while Deva Prakash rapped up the floor with his own composition called Kannada to Bengaluru.

Talking about the how this event helps amateur bands, Siddhart Gangodhar, organiser of the event said, “ This event has been happening for the past 20 years and the Karnataka State Government has acknowledged music as an integral part in the artistic cultural development of the state.”

Speaking to The Beacon, Sandeep Ravi, rhythm guitarist of ‘Friends’ said, It has been three years since we are performing here and it is great to see the government organise events like this. As Bengaluru is the hub for rock music in the country, we hope to see other states also contribute to music.”

“ The music revolution is happening in the country and we as musicians must have backup. Music is an art and must be given life for us to earn a worth full living,” he added.

– Ashish Roy, II MS Comm

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