AMEC Yuva Music Festival was organized in Kolkata recently. The concert started with a Kodaly Children Music performance of twinkle twinkle little star with body rhythm, sol-fa and hand signs. Next the first batch of Kodaly teachers trained in India was presented with musiCEA diplomas presented by Olivier Cassin, Vice CG of France and Stephane Amalir, Director Alliance Francaise, AMEC Yuva Music Festival. Presenters of the entire event were Academy for Musical Excellence and Calcutta Music Foundation.
The fourth edition of AMEC Yuva Music Festival has grown bigger with participation from around seventy schools, colleges and NGO’s. More than 1500 participants showcased their talents through a series of concerts and competitions.
The fourth AMEC Yuva Music Festival is dedicated to “The Spirit of Indian army”. Underprivileged children, children with disabilities shared the stage to show their respect and gratitude towards Indian Army. Nationalistic and patriotic songs like – Bharat Hum KoJaan Se Pyara Hai, Kandho Se Mile Kandhe, Aarambh Hai Prachand Hai, Ay Mere Watan Ke Logo, Sa Re Jahan She Accha and more were sung. A violin orchestra accompanied on Sandeshe Aante Hai, a Drum ensemble accompanied on Aarambh hai Pachand, and the instrumental version of Vandemaataram were some of the special attractions. Noted musicians like Rocket Mondal, Mallar Ghosh, Pradyut Mukherjee were felicitated on this occasion.
Lt Gen GS Sangha, SM, VSM, GOC, Bengal Area graced the concert as the Chief Guest. Mr Olivier Cassin, Vice Consul General of France was the Guest of Honour. Eminent citizens like Stephane Amalir, Alokananda Ray, Bridegette Jones also graced the concert too. More than one hundred top officers of Indian Army with families attended the concert.
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