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    This Group Is Trying To Change The Music Scene In Guwahati, Organises House Concert


    House concerts are the new space where the artistes get a platform to perform live before a select, attentive audience

    Guwahati, June 26, 2019

    With an aim of taking original art by upcoming local artistes to newer heights, on June 21st, 2019, which happens to be the World Music Day, Purple Carrot Organizers came up with the first session of a house concert titled ‘Coconut Tree Sessions’.

    Curated by Chiranjib Deka, the first session boasted of a line up like Dr Dope, Moniraj Hazarika and Ipshita Bharali, Lady Midday, Rinku Boro, Vibgyor and Malhaar. The event was organised at Purple Studios at Kumarpara Panchali. The idea is to create an alternate space for musicians to showcase their original music pieces.

    A snapshot of the colourful venue.Photo: TIME8

    The venue

    The venue was decorated with colourful ribbons falling from a centre pole.  It may be mentioned that the concept of a house concert or home concert has gained popularity in the last few years in the metros. Such a musical concert or performance art that is presented in someone’s home or apartment or private space is a cheap and easy way to access high-quality live music.

    Chiranjib said, “It was a crowd-funded event where friends and family equally contributed. We also installed a wall graffiti by city-based artists Debulin Basumatary and Rahul Saikia.”

    Artistes performing in the house concert session ‘Coconut Tree Sessions’. Photo: TIME8

    “We were supported by Aisle on Grasses’, ‘Panda Rides’, ‘Shout_Art’ and ‘Arcane Studios’. The core idea was to promote original art in any form and to promote the artistes who cannot play their original compositions in proper venues. In our session, the artistes had the freedom of playing their own compositions and it was a successful event,” Deka added.


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