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    A music concert that promises fun and some experimentation

    In its very first edition, Chillunu Oru Concert promises a lot: five popular singers, four distinct themes and nearly 40 songs that span six decades. All in under three hours. a�?We want to explore the colours of music across decades. Wea��ve divided the show into four segments, each with its own mood and colour. For example, we begin with love, denoted by red, and wea��ll showcase how the emotion has been presented from the 1950s to today,a�? begins singer Rahul Nambiar.
    With a mix of solos, duets and unplugged versions, the singers have curated the songs. a�?It is tough to cover so many decades in such a short time, but wea��ve tried to strike a balance between crowd pleasers and our personal favourites,a�? shares Shakthishree Gopalan, who will be taking the stage with Nambiar, Ranjith, Anitha Karthikeyan and Alaap Raju. The five singers also plan to keep things interactive. a�?Alaap will be playing base, but Ranjith and I will play some instruments, too, like the ukulele, kazoo, melodica and a pocket sax,a�? smiles Nambiar, adding that theya��ve included a few songs that have rarely been performed on stage.
    Organised by Thenandal Entertainment, producer Hema Rukmani stresses that a lot of planning has gone into it, including stage design. a�?A team of architects are building it, to give a cosy countryside feel,a�? she says, sharing that a part of the proceeds will go towards Sugun Thomas Foundation, which provides scholarships to economically-backward children.
    Tomorrow, at 6.30 pm, at Sir Mutha Hall. Rs 500 – Rs 2000. Details: in.bookmyshow.com

    a��Surya Praphulla Kumar


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