Ahead of Women’s Day, Amrutam Gamaya comes to town with their brand of pop and rock
This March, Women’s Day celebrations will kick off with a musical extravaganza by Kerala-based multi-lingual band, Amrutam Gamaya. Just a few months old, the band, led by sisters Amrutha and Abhirami Suresh, rose to popularity through Kappa TV’s Music Mojo segment. With a diverse repertoire, they perform pop, naadan pattu (folk), western, disco, rock and more. The seven-member band also has some hit covers like Hava Nagila, Ayala Porichathundu, Madhuvanti Jam and Jeyyore under their belt.
Particularly excited to be performing in the city for the first time, Amrutha explains that the name of the band means “towards immortality” in Sanskrit. “For the Chennai audience, we will be performing our YouTube hits along with some Tamil tracks, including AR Rahman’s songs,” she says. Organised by Amaranta Entertainment, the show will open with acts by Sharanya Gopinath, of Chrome.O.Soul from Chennai, and Soundarya Jayachandran from Bengaluru.
Promising to give the audience a performance that is equal parts soulful and peppy, Amrutha and Abhirami will be accompanied by Ralfin Stephen on keys, John Thomas (of Motherjane fame) on drums, Ashwin Aryan on lead guitar, Samuel Jacob on bass guitar and PR Suresh on the flute. Watch out for their Goan adaptation of Ayala Porichathundu, which is particularly catchy with strains of the popular track, Maria Pitache.
On March 1, at The Museum Theatre, from 7 pm. `350. Details: in.bookmyshow.com
—Preethi Ann Thomas