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Patriotic music at Lorraine Music Academy

music Updated: Jan 25, 2012 00:33 IST
Chetna Dua
Chetna Dua
Hindustan Times
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It is often said that music has healing power and can help express our deepest emotions with ease. For those wanting to express their love for the country through music, a musical evening organised by Lorraine Music Academy, is the place to be.

The event, which takes place today, will commemorate the 62nd Republic Day of India. The show will be an amalgamation of patriotic songs, Rabindra sangeet, Sufi and Western music by students, as well as professionals of the academy. “It is our way of paying tribute to the country’s development over the last 62 years,” says Aubrey Aloysius, founder of the academy. Dr Praveen Kumar, administrator, Haryana Urban Development Authority, is expected to be the chief guest.

Diverse Sounds
The evening aims to represent the essence of the Indian Republic with its multi-faceted culture, impacting the world as it emerges as a global leader. The melodies of musical instruments such as piano, guitar, drums, harmonium, morchang, algoja, khurtal, dholak, bhapang, kamaicha and majira will merge to create a medley of rich folk, tribal and world music.

Musical Harmony
The evening also hopes to celebrate the spirit of unity in diversity. “Music has no religion, caste or status. It binds us together in spirit like nothing else. We hope the audience is motivated to participate in the concert,” says Lorraine Fiona Aloysius, pianist and creative director of the academy. “We are also celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore and paying tribute to him through Rabindra sangeet,” she adds.