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Matrka teams up with YACM to organize music festival for students
CHENNAI, July 1: Matrka, an organization formed by singers Bombay Jayashri and T. M. Krishna, has joined hands with YACM (Youth Association for Classical Music) to organize Swanubhava, a festival exclusively for the students of Carnatic music.

This will be a combined effort of Tamil Nadu Government Music College, Kalakshetra and the Music Academy Music College. The festival will be conducted by the students bodies of these institutions.

The festival will commence on August 5 and last till August 10, 2008. The festival will be held at the three institutions. The objective of this festival is to provide a platform for inter-activity between the student community, says a release from Matrka. "We plan to invite students of private music schools also to attend this festival,’’ the release further says.

Students, the release says, find it difficult to be a part of the December festival due to assorted reasons such as the inconvenient timings of the concerts, prohibitive daily ticket rates and difficulty in commuting between sabhas. The proposed festival, it is felt, will address all these concerns and provide the students a convenient event to enjoy sans hassels.

With a view to offering them an educative and enjoyable experience, the organizers have decided to pack the festival programme with components such as lecture demonstrations, discussions and concerts. "The different aspects of the festival are being worked out by the students of these institutions along with the YACM members,’’ the release says.

"We also wish to screen films on old masters for the students who have never had a chance to see them. There will be audio hearing session daily to take them through the music of exponents of Carnatic music,’’ the release quotes the artistes as further saying.

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