IIFA MUSIC WORKSHOP GETS A PHENOMENAL RESPONSE Audience composes song along with musicians

IIFA MUSIC WORKSHOP GETS A PHENOMENAL RESPONSE Audience composes song along with musicians

The IIFA Music Workshop met with huge success. Established to bridge the gap between India and the host country by means of sharing and promoting the music of both countries, the workshop is the ideal platform for Indian and International musicians and other professionals to interact and share ideas with emerging talent, professionals and other interested parties.

The workshop was conducted by lyricist Javed Akthar, Vishal Bhardwaj, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and music composer Salim Merchant. In an interactive session with the audience the panel will compose a song in conjunction with them. The workshop incorporated a lot of interaction between the musicians and the audience.The audience comprised aspiring students, industry professionals and all those who shared an interest in the music of Indian Cinema. Also present in the audience was Lekha Bhardwaj, Subhash Ghai, Manmohan Shetty, Shyam Shroff and Shabana Azmi.

Live compositions took place as Javed wrote a few line for a song while Shanker Ehsaan Loy composed the music for it on stage, Lekha Bhardwaj sung the iconic song ‘Darrrling’ for her husband. Salim Merchant gave impromptu performances on the piano as a special treat for all of the people present. Shankar graced the audience with a performance of the song ‘Breathless’.

The Workshop was held on the last day of the Weekend, 25th June, 2011, the same morning as the Floriana IIFA Awards. The IIFA Celebrations in Canada are presented by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and hosted by the Ontario Government.

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