One of the most diversified music festivals taking place in the city of Kolkata is the Yuva Music Festival. This music festival is organized with the help of the Academy for Musical excellence.
Two international concerts, eighteen concerts, five competitions, road shows, six talk shows are some of the ways in which this music festival will be organized. More than five hundred students from different schools across the city are participating in this festival. Even children from the underprivileged sections of the society will be seen participating in the festival.
Eminent singer Usha Uthup is the face of this music festival. The music festival was inaugurated by the French Consul General by playing the Yuva theme Music video.
Mr. Surendranath Majumdar conceptualized this Yuva Music festival. “This is a platform for music lovers. I thank everyone for supporting this music venture. With the help of music, I want to connect everyone and bring about unity in the country” said Surendranath Majumdar.
Monojit Datta, Amyt Datta, Bridgette Jones, Ujjaini Mukherjee, Alokananda Roy are some of the celebrities who are also part of this music festival. Lifetime achievement awards will also be presented to three musicians namely Carlton Kitto, Rubin Rubeiro and Don Sehgal for their contribution to the world of music. The musicians will also be organizing a live jamming session much to the delight of the young music lovers.
The main concert days are from 2nd to 5th August at ICCR. Pianist Kanishka Saha and Keyboardist Sushmit De will be performing on these days. Jennifer Heemstra, an American pianist will be performing on the final day of this music festival. The festival will continue till the 5th of August.