Roobaroo, Manipal’s largest open mic held on October 242 min read
MANIPAL: Through Roobaroo, an open mic event at Hideout Resto-bar conducted by Rangasthala, the youth of Manipal were offered a stage to showcase their musical talents on October 24.
The third edition of Roobaroo saw the highest turnout with over 300 guests and more than 30 artists present at the event. Roobaroo is the flagship event of Rangasthala, a performing arts club. “Roobaroo is the biggest open mic event held in Manipal and we are going to continue sticking to this tagline,” said Shradha Rao, President of Rangasthala.
The event started around 7:30 with the opening performance by Akshay D’Silva, who described the event as the “combination of soulful music, new people and food.” Music from various genres ranging from rock to pop was performed by these artists. “Roobaroo is an emotion, you should cherish every moment of it. It was an amazing experience for me and I’m sure that everyone else also had a good time,” said Aditya Pai from Department of Commerce (DOC) who performed at the event.
Through the course of the event, various artists from multiple institutions in Manipal made use of the open mic set up for them. “We have artists coming from Manipal Institute of Communication (MIC), DOC, Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) and various other institutions participating today,” said Prateek Das, Head of the Music Department of Rangasthala.
The organising committee of the club comprised primarily of youngsters and they were seen working throughout the event to ensure the smooth functioning of the event. In total, 50 members of Rangasthala helped in organising the event. “The lighting is great, the ambience set is beautiful; the Rangasthala club did a great job organising this event,” said Akshay Pai, first-year, civil engineering, MIT.
The crowd was generally enthusiastic and had an overall positive response to the event. “The very fact that I’m still here even though I have a physics exam tomorrow must tell you what an amazing event this is,” said Nathan Tauro, first-year, mechatronics, MIT.
Featured Image Courtesy: Annwesha Shyam
Edited by: Nayanatara Jacob