Fans can look forward to an evening with some of the best musicians in the country at the Orion Mall in Yeshwantpur on Saturday. It will be the penultimate stop in the largest travelling music festival with over 100 artistes across 12 cities for Idea Jalsa.

The event will feature performances by playback singer Hariharan, followed by a mandolin performance by U. Srinivas.

Idea Jalsa began in 2006 as a concert tour across 39 cities featuring more than 20 regional languages and featuring more than 700 artistes and covering more than 55 genres of music, a press release said. The aim of these concerts is to package and market Indian classical music forms to a younger audience.

Durga Jasraj, founder of Art and Artistes and who currently serves on the board of advisers in the Union Ministry of Culture, said: “Our endeavour is to showcase Indian music across cities by providing a platform for audiences to discover the treasures of Indian music that has a rich legacy.”

The programme will be webcast live on www.youtube.com/indianmusicforsoul and on www.facebook.com /JalsaMusicForTheSouls.

The event is free and passes can be picked up at various Idea Cellular outlets. The concert begins at 7.30 p.m.

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