Merging Music with Management – “Yamini” by SPIC MACAY – IIMB

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“Night-outs” are par for the course at most Indian business schools. For the uninitiated, a “night out” is a night long ritual punctuated by late arrivals, several cups of coffee, bulleted points and generous helpings of Maggi with bickering and laughs for seasoning.  One time every year, IIMB’s open air theatre hosts a night-out with a difference as it plays host to, *drum mridangam roll*, Yamini.

 

Picture this. A typically cold, serene Bangalorean night. A nice bed sheet wrapped around you as you stare hopefully at the beautiful star-filled night sky. Almost perfect? Now, imagine India’s finest exponents of classical music taking you closer to the stars with the soulful rendition of ragas you may or may not be able to name but can certainly feel. That sounds about perfect, right? Well, Yamini is that and, believe it or not, a whole lot more.

 

Yamini is the annual dusk-to-dawn extravaganza organized by the IIMB chapter of SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth). SPIC MACAY is a non-profit, voluntary movement started almost four decades ago by Padmashri Dr. Kiran Seth, a professor from IIT Delhi and today spreads music, culture and dollops of joy to over 150 cities in 15 countries, conducting over 2500 events every year.

 

Over the years, Yamini has been fortunate to attract some of the greatest exponents of classical music and dance in the country. This year’s edition is no different featuring no less than two Padma Bhushan awardees and a Padma Shri awardee. The full list reads as follows (couldn’t do away with the bulleted points, could we):
     

  • Padma Shri Darshana Jhaveri and troupe (Manipuri classical dance)
  • Pt. Ronu Majumdar (Flautist, Hindustani instrumental)
  • Padma Bhushan Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan (Hindustani vocals)
  • Padma Bhushan, Vid. T.V. Sankarnarayanan (Carnatic vocals) and the
  • Mysore Brothers (Carnatic instrumental)

 

So, dust off those kurtas and unclog those tired ears and minds. See you at IIMB’s Open Air Theatre on the 25th of January at 6 PM. And, at 12 AM. And 3 AM. And of course, at 6 AM for the customary survivor “say sangeeeeeet” picture.
Music and management

Music and management

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