Mysuru: It was a day for people present at the Maharaja’s College Grounds to remember. The venue of the Yuva Dasara, despite rains, was jam-packed with youths who had gathered to listen to Namma Mysuru talent Vasu Dixit and his ‘Swarathma’ as part of the Red Bull Music Tour, yesterday.
Vasu rendered most of his compositions including ‘Ee Bhoomi Swarga Aaguthide Nodu.’ Vasu also shared his Mysuru experience with the audience.
The singer is now actively taking Kannada songs — folk and his own — to a larger audience through ‘folk rock’ genre. The list of songs he renders include Basavanna’s vachanas, poems of Purandara Dasa and works of poets such as Mamta Sagar.
Later, it was the turn of Siddharth Mahadevan, the latest musical sensation, to take the audience on a musical journey. He rendered a few of his hit numbers including one from ‘Bhag Milka Bhag’.
He is the son of Bollywood Playback singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan. Siddharth got acclaim for the song Malang by music director Pritam in the movie Dhoom 3. He has also composed music for the Marathi film Swapna Tujhe ni Majhe with his cousin Soumil.
Today’s events will feature students of several colleges performing on various themes. The event will also feature Bridal Fashion Show by Phalguni Dreams Fashions followed by Sandalwood Nights featuring Kannada actor Dhruva Sarja and other stars of film industry.