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Mood I and a record

education Updated: Dec 11, 2009 20:12 IST
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A a record sia's biggest college cultural festival is back and it's taking its legacy even further this year by setting in the Limca Book of a record in the Limca Book of Records for the maximum number of International performers ever to be seen at a college festival. Though they aimed at inviting 130, the organisers of the festival pulled the plug at 50 global artists.

After entertaining more than 60,000 students from 563 colleges and hosting more than 150 events last year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Powai's, carnival `Mood Indigo' (Mood I) is back with The International Music Festival (IMF). The musical anthology covers genres like rock, classical, folk, reggae, ghetto, pop and more from around the world, making it the first college festival to have hosted an International event of this scale.

Though Mood I has reduced their number of events by 15 this year, the scale of each of the remaining ones has increased ten fold. "We wanted to take each event to its pinnacle. Earlier, we would have many events and none would touch the scale we have this year," said Aditya Gandhi, core member, media relations, of the festival.

When asked, how they managed to get A-list artists to feature at the festival they let out a huge sigh of relief.
But on a serious note, the organisers confessed to having contacted every possible source to make their festival a hit. "We contacted embassies, sometimes the artist directly. Most of them look for an appreciative crowd that understands their form of music. And since, we have students from across the country it's a unique platform for them to reach out to the youth here," said Gandhi. The list of artists include, Swedish musician, Moneybrother's, who won a Grammy for his debut album Blood Panic in 2003 and will be seen in India for the first time with his soul, rock and punk performance lined up as the highlight for the musical fest.

Pop sensation Meja from Sweden, who recently launched her album Urban Gypsy, Moriarty from France, The Indian Core from Norway and Francesca Cassio from Italy are some of the performers.

Apart from musicians, artists will be presenting styles of painting on water and other crafts that are close to extinction. Anyone interested in a city-wide Scavenger Hunt can register for it on the college website.

A a record sia's biggest college cultural festival is back and it's taking its legacy even further this year by setting in the Limca Book of a record in the Limca Book of Records for the maximum number of International performers ever to be seen at a college festival. Though they aimed at inviting 130, the organisers of the festival pulled the plug at 50 global artists.

After entertaining more than 60,000 students from 563 colleges and hosting more than 150 events last year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Powai's, carnival `Mood Indigo' (Mood I) is back with The International Music Festival (IMF). The musical anthology covers genres like rock, classical, folk, reggae, ghetto, pop and more from around the world, making it the first college festival to have hosted an International event of this scale.

Though Mood I has reduced their number of events by 15 this year, the scale of each of the remaining ones has increased ten fold. "We wanted to take each event to its pinnacle. Earlier, we would have many events and none would touch the scale we have this year," said Aditya Gandhi, core member, media relations, of the festival.

When asked, how they managed to get A-list artists to feature at the festival they let out a huge sigh of relief.
But on a serious note, the organisers confessed to having contacted every possible source to make their festival a hit. "We contacted embassies, sometimes the artist directly. Most of them look for an appreciative crowd that understands their form of music. And since, we have students from across the country it's a unique platform for them to reach out to the youth here," said Gandhi. The list of artists include, Swedish musician, Moneybrother's, who won a Grammy for his debut album Blood Panic in 2003 and will be seen in India for the first time with his soul, rock and punk performance lined up as the highlight for the musical fest.

Pop sensation Meja from Sweden, who recently launched her album Urban Gypsy, Moriarty from France, The Indian Core from Norway and Francesca Cassio from Italy are some of the performers.

Apart from musicians, artists will be presenting styles of painting on water and other crafts that are close to extinction. Anyone interested in a city-wide Scavenger Hunt can register for it on the college website.