There has been a heart warming response to The Hindu's Friday Review November Festival in Coimbatore. This is the first year of the Music Fest in Coimbatore, and The Hindu hopes to turn it into a calendar event for the people of the city.
The line up of performers for the fest in its first edition is impressive and eclectic with bhajans, film songs, fusion, and western music.
The festival begins on November 25 with the robust abhangs, devotional songs from great poet saints such as Saint Tukaram. Aruna Sairam recreates the inspiring bhakti music along with singers from Maharashtra and Kerala.
On November 26, Srinivas, Haricharan, Shweta Mohan and Chinmayi make sweet music as they sing glorious Hindi film favourites from the 50s, 60s, 70s and the 80s.
Classical and jazz come together on November 27, as Sudha Ragunathan and Amit Heri bring their music together in a fusion concert.
The Music Fest concludes with none other than the fabulous Afro-British Osibisa who bring alive the rocking 70s for the Coimbatoreans.
The tickets for the November Fest are moving at a brisk pace.
There are only a few season tickets in the Rs 1,500 denomination left. Please contact the The Hindu Office for these.
The other tickets can be purchased at the following outlets: IAB (Peelamedu, X Cut Road, Saibaba Colony); Classic Polo (Coimbatore – R.S. Puram, Tirupur and Erode); Nilgiri's Departmental Stores (R.S. Puram, Vadavalli and Ramanathapuram) Ooty's Departmental Stores (Race Course).
You can also book your tickets online at www.thehindu.com/novemberfest/ and
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www.thehindu.com/novemberfest The venue for the music festival is the Corporation Kalaiarangam, R.S Puram.
The concerts begin each evening at 7.15 p.m.
The main sponsor for the event is Bose. The associate sponsors are, Nippon Paint, TVH, Kirtilals, RmKV, Ultra grinding machines, Indica Vista 90, AVT Premium, The Residency and Show Space.