Bangalore is a melting pot of many cultures and communities. This is precisely the reason why Bangalore was always considered a cosmopolitan city. The Malayalees in Bangalore have always been a very culturally active community. There are associations like ECA (East Cultural Association) and Kalavedi which have been helping bond the Malayalees in Bangalore and also uplift the cultural image of Bangalore. Last Sunday saw an event which underlined this ever more strongly.
The Malayala Manorama group along with Bangalore Arts brought “Vasantha Ragam” to Bangalore. Featuring some of the best playback singers of South India, Chithra, Sujatha, Madhu Balachander, M Jayachandran and more, this musical evening was worth witnessing. The tickets were priced Rs.500 and Rs.1000 and it was worth the money. The evening started at 6:30PM and went on till around 10:00PM. The event was well organised and the auditorium in Christ College was just fantastic! The evening was also special as this was the first time that two legendary playback singers, Chithra and Sujatha sang a Malayalam song together on stage for the very first time!
Three and a half hours of enchanting music, what else could one ask for before “Just another manic Monday….”. :-)