Record crowd at Unplugged 20161 min read
Manipal: Unplugged 2016, a night of music, was organised as a pre-event to Article 19, School of Communication’s annual fest, at the TMA Pai Amphitheater on October 26. It attracted a crowd of 400, the highest in the event’s history.
Artists, from across Manipal University displayed their arsenal of talents. There were a total of thirty performances including solo, duet and band performances. While one artist played the flute to the famous song ‘Love Story’, another beat-boxed and sang medleys of a mix of classical, Hindi, English and also Tamil songs, while few artists performed self-composed songs as well. “The event was better than last year. It was far more entertaining and fulfilled my motive of experiencing live music”, said Niharika, a student of Department of Commerce (DOC).
The event has become synonymous with a night of open music for several musicians including the band ‘One Day Shenanigans’, who entertained the audience with their performance of ‘Juda Hoke Bhi’. Abhishekh left the audience in awe of his beat-boxing skills that complimented Anushree’s rendition of songs including, ‘Galliyan’, ‘Mehboob Mere’ and, ‘Cheap Thrills’.
The music performances were broken up by a dance performance by Meraki, SOC’s official dance club, who hip-hopped to the tunes of ‘Side to Side’, ‘Closer’ and ‘Let’s Nacho’. “The crowd and the number of participants are a lot more than last year. People have come up with medleys and duets this year, and made the event a success,” said Shivani Singh, organizer of the event.