The famend Carnatic singer will lead an off-the-cuff live session on social media with music and conversations, to raise funds for artistes affected by COVID-19
A live TM Krishna live performance can now be streamed from anyplace. The solely requirement is a display and in fact, social media. The Carnatic vocalist can be taking to social media on June 12 to work together and share music with all. The programme titled The Dropbox Concert hopes to be an off-the-cuff mixture of tune requests, dialog starters and and cameos. Scheduled to be held on Facebook and Instagram, the live can be accessible to all.
This specific live session can be a part of his makes an attempt to raise funds for artistes displaced financially in the course of the pandemic. “It’s absolutely open. I hope to have all my reference books open because I don’t know what people will be asking,” he says including, “I am trying to keep it as personal as possible.” The viewers can share ideas and additionally request particular songs which can be carried out.
“A few young artistes would also come in and go as cameos.” Vyasarpadi Kothandaraman (nadaswaram), Bharat Sundar (vocals), Sumesh Narayanan (mridangam), Brinda Manickavasagam (vocals) and N Guruprasad (ghatam) are the artistes who will make their appearances with a set or a tune.
In March 2020, Krishna began his efforts to raise funds for artistes by way of #ShutIn live shows. This time round, a special format is being tried out. “By January 2021, we (Sumanasa Foundation) had shared more than ₹1 crore with over 3,000 artistes across India. And by February, we stepped back. We felt things were improving and may get better. That’s when the second wave hit,” says Krishna. Since then, fundraisers have been kickstarted aided by small occasions like The Dropbox Concert.
A digital workshop by Bharatanatyam artiste Priyadarsini Govind has additionally been deliberate for later this month. “If there are small groups of 15-20 people who want a small lec-dem about an art form, we can organise it for them virtually, so that the artistes who perform in that get their remuneration. This becomes a professional engagement for the artistes as well. We are also experimenting with as many models as we can, in this environment,” he concludes.
The periods can be on Instagram (@tmkrishnaofficial) and Facebook (@tmkrishna) from 8 pm onwards.