Giving our young musicians a platform to perform

I went to the Sunday Jam on December 3 with a couple of friends to check out what the festival was all about. There is of course, some headbanging music. And some of the young guys growl into the mike with words that sounds something like this: ZWROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. And it pretty much goes on that way till the end of the song and you’re thinking, what was that again?! In the middle, I caught some familiar names – Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath. Some of the bands even came up with some impressive original numbers.

A performance in progress

But overall, I must say it was an interesting experience. It’s also a great forum for young kids who want to obviously perform before an audience but are not yet established enough to have their own shows.

According the Freedom Jam website: “The Freedom Jam is an unique musical gathering. It is the continuation of an old musical tradition in Bangalore, where for a few years in the early eighties at the ‘Music Strip’ in Cubbon park, musicians used to get together and perform free on Sunday evenings.”


The jam is held at different venues and last Sunday it was at CKP. “Anybody can play at the Jams. First you have to register, then most important- reach the venue with all the band members and instruments at the stipulated time, usually 5pm for the Sunday Jams when the slots are allotted,” informs the site.

1 Comment so far

  1. Chitra (unregistered) on December 13th, 2006 @ 7:15 pm

    Wouldn’t mind checking one out myself. Thanks!

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