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Fund-raiser concert for Kerala flood victims

Do For Kerala Concert, a charity concert to raise funds for the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund is on September 2

For a group of musicians in the city, music not only heals the soul but brings people together. And that is why they have joined hands to organise Do For Kerala Concert, a charity concert, where all the money raised via ticket sales and on-site donations will go directly to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.

Says Santhosh Sasi, a member of the band Copper Planet and one of the organisers of the event: “The Do for Kerala Concert is an initiative by our local musicians to raise funds towards rebuilding Kerala. Several of us musicians who are partaking in the concert were a part of the volunteer work during the recent flood. We witnessed how the heavy rainfall uprooted a large number of families. These families have lost almost everything in the rain and are in desperate need of aid; we want to help them.”

The concert will have five city-based bands performing: Collective Conscious, Eettillam, Copper Planet, Kadal The Band and Cut-A-Vibe. The musicians are all playing for free and are using sponsors’ contributions to run the event. “Kadal and Cut-A-Vibe are the main acts.” There will be a guest performance by Job Kurian, featuring Rony George and Subin Pappachan.

The audience can expect a medley of genres at the event.

Says Krishnakumar G., band manager of Kadal The Band over the phone from Kuttanad, where he and a few of the band members are busy with relief work: “Our music can be termed fusion folk. We will be performing our compositions and one Hindi film song at the concert.”

Each band has been given a 45-minute time slot on stage. While Copper Planet, a three-piece metal band will be performing their progressive rock songs and a few covers, Eettillam will be rocking it on stage with Malayalam songs. Cut-A-Vibe will be performing both English and Malayalam songs as Collective Conscious plays metal tunes.

The concert is at Vyloppilly Samskriti Bhavan on September 2. Time: 3 pm

Tickets are ₹150. They will be sold at the venue as well as online. Online booking for the show can be done at https://www.meraevents.com/event/do-for-kerala-concert

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