Saarang, the annual cultural festival of IIT Madras is offering a chance to Songdew artists perform at Alankar, the light music solo vocals competition. Saarang will take 5 winners from Songdew and guarantee them wild card entry into the semifinals of Alankar. The 2017 edition is set to happen from January 4th to 8th. The competition offers Rs 25000 worth cash prizes to top 3 winners.
The event is held over 3 rounds and sees the largest participation in Saarang, amounting up to a hundred every year. Critiqued by eminent musicians like Shakthisree Gopalan, Sreejith Edavana and Jayalakshmi, many of the previous winners have made a name for themselves in the music industry, like Deepanshi Nagar of Aadya Fame.
Embarking on a humble yet fruitful journey, Saarang, called Mardi Gras when it was started in the mid-1970s, has gone on to become an integral part of the culture of Chennai. A pioneering student fest of the Indian Institute Of Technology Madras, it attracts over 50,000 people from across the country every year and has been host to breath taking performances from personalities within country and from all over the world.
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|Level of Artist||College | Anyone|
|Genre||World, Rock, Pop, Hiphop, Jazz, Classic, Metal, Sufi, Alternative, Electronic, Folk, Blues, Metal|
|Starting On||4th January|
|Stage Time||10 mins|
- Alankar is a light music solo vocals competition is open both for school and college students.
- College/school IDs will be required for verification. A Saarang ID, which can be obtained at the hospitality desk, is mandatory for all participants.
- Registrations for the preliminary round will be on the spot.
- Performances should be predominantly in Indian languages. Considerable presence of other languages may lead to disqualification.
- A MIDI backing track or one accompanying instrument is allowed. Backing tracks have to be submitted to the event coordinators before the event starts. The contestant is responsible for the quality of the track. Backing instruments will not be provided.
- Usage of a metronome is not permitted.
- A Shruti box may be used, but will not be provided at the venue.
- Alankar will be held in 3 rounds and rules of the same will be provided by the team.
- In case of any issues, the decision of the judges and event organizers is final and binding.
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