Cold snow showers dampened the city, but the spirits of residents were warmed during a musical extravaganza organized by the Indian Association of Columbus.
The association’s annual musical program, “Sur Sandhya” (an Indian musical event), was March 7 at Southside Elementary School.
The event had mesmerizing performances and encompassed a wide array of musical genres, including classical, folk, retro and pop. While there were shades of love, longing and nostalgia, some singers also touched upon more intense themes like religion, devotion and patriotism.
Most of the participants chose to sing karaoke covers based on popular Bollywood-Hindi film music, yet quite a few singers chose to perform live with instruments.
The event provided a great platform for the local talent and a medium for different artists to collaborate and express their creativity and for the uninitiated to explore Indian music.
More than that, it served an opportunity for music lovers to gather under one roof, and find themselves united in their diversity as music surpasses all boundaries and appeals to all in a language of its own.
Upcoming Indian Association of Columbus events include:
April 11: Holi – Festival of Colors, 2 p.m. at Clifty Park
May 9: Badminton tournament, 11 a.m. at Ceraland
May 16-17: Cricket tournament at Dunn Stadium
June 14: Spelling bee, 6 p.m. at Parkside Elementary School
To get updates about all IAC events, subscribe to IAC distribution list at iac-columbus.org/distribution-list-signup or visit the Indian Association of Columbus Facebook page.