Saturday night was a sizzling hard rock show for the audience of cultural capital, Mysuru. The Coke Studio, a unique platform of music with all flavours of the country, ceased the emotions of the audience who had gathered at the Maharaja’s grounds. Renowned singer Sona Mohapatra and her husband, renowned music composer and lyricist Ram Sampath and team presented the Coke Studio live at the Yuva Dasara.
Sona began the night’s special event with ‘Aigiri Nanini’ song, which gave a devotional and divine beginning for the show. “Every day you listen to the film songs. It is like having the same dish every day. Let’s savour the variety of the Indian music tonight,” said Sona.
She expressed her happiness for being in Mysuru for the first time. She sang folk songs from Punjab, Orissa and Rajasthan which are normally not known in southern India. She explained the meanings of the songs in English so that the audience could enjoy the music with its real essence.
She presented ‘Shyam piya mare’ a work of Meerabai’, ‘O Ri Chiraiya’ song, which was presented in ‘Satyameva Jayathe’ against female foeticide. She also presented some of her film songs before concluding the marvellous show.
Diverse performances by artists at Ganabharathi:
As the Dasara celebrations in Mysuru are nearing its finale in another couple of days, the programmes across the city have been elevated to another level. The cultural programmes at Ganabharathi auditorium saw a diverse performances by artists who have arrived here from different parts of the state.
The ‘Puruvanthika Mela’ by Basavannappa Matavalige and team from Haveri was a delight to watch on the stage. Ragupathi Poojar from Raichur impressed the audience with his popular clarinet concert. Dharwad’s Geetha Aalura displayed a splendid show of Hindustani music. All the artists were facilitated by the Dasara cultural subcommittee.