CUL­TURAL BEAT: Trendy and in­no­va­tive mu­sic takes a new turn

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

CUL­TURE, mu­sic and arts wit­nessed new trends as var­i­ous events and plat­forms emerged pro­vid­ing an op­por­tu­nity for young as­pi­rants. Mu­sic genre es­pe­cially took a new turn as large num­ber of con­certs and mu­sic fes­ti­vals paved their way into the heart of the city ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a re­ver­ber­at­ing re­sponse right from Cold­play to Justin Bieber mu­sic gig.

Both the young and old stood to­gether amidst thou­sands of at­ten­dees in a packed arena for The Cold­play con­cert, Justin Bieber gig, The Chainsmok­ers and Ed Sheeran’s come back per­for­mance. At­ten­dees claimed these in­ter­na­tional mu­sic artistes have changed the idea of a mu­sic fes­ti­val by in­still­ing an en­thu­si­asm to ex­press their love for mu­sic and ex­pe­ri­ence the thrill of at­tend­ing a con­cert.

As mu­sic played its note, per­form­ing and lit­er­ary arts cap­ti­vated the think­ing caps of the peo­ple. Kala Ghoda Arts Fes­ti­val, Tata Lit­er­a­ture Fes­ti­val, Th­espo The­atre fes­ti­val and ses­sions at Kitab Khana en­cour­aged peo­ple to en­hance their in­cli­na­tion to­wards lit­er­a­ture, po­etry and per­form­ing arts.

Cul­ture took a new form where fes­ti­vals lost its usual method of cel­e­bra­tion whether it was Di­wali, Christ­mas, Ganesh Chathurthi or Eid. Less of crack­ers, wa­ter­less Holi, eco-friendly Gane­shas, less dec­o­ra­tive Christ­mas and silent cel­e­bra­tion of Eid were the ways adopted by the peo­ple to cel­e­brate their re­spec­tive fes­ti­vals. In emerg­ing trends cul­ture and arts have been shifted to on­line por­tals due to dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion. Raju Joshi, an artiste, said, “Right from read­ing books to per­form­ing arts like danc­ing or singing ev­ery­thing is shifted on­line.”

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