If you are looking for some rocking music this weekend, then book a ticket to Calicut now.

Get ready to experience one of the finest cultural fests of India in god’s own country.

The 27th edition of NIT-Calicut’s grand cultural festival, Ragam-2013 is happening from the 15th of March to the 17th of March 2013.

If you think “So what? Ragam happens every year. What’s unique about it?”

Think twice. Because, for the first time ever, Ragam’13 is hosting a musical fest called ‘PEPPERFEST’. Add to it, Musicperk is the OFFICIAL ONLINE PARTNER for Pepperfest@Ragam’13 for the very first time.

Ragam has always been at the forefront of introducing music in Kerala. In 2004, it was the first to bring rock shows to Kerala with performances from Silkroute, Parikrama, Eyphoria, The Raghu Dixit Project, Junkyard Groove, Agam, etc over the years. In 2009, Ragam’s music went international bringing international tribute bands like Breathe the Floyd, Higher-on-Maiden and Jail Break to Kerala for the first time. In 2013, it brings to you a first of its kind, an exclusive evening of musical fun in the form of ‘Pepperfest’.

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PepperFest is a unique stage for upcoming Indian bands featuring different musical styles that get a chance to perform in front of a 5000+ crowd that grooves to their fine music. It aims to provide a platform for INDEPENDENT INDIAN MUSICAL ACTS from across the nation. This podium would be the elixir these bands are looking for their shot of fame. They get the right crowd and the right exposure; a description of a perfect gig. PEPPERFEST would be the answer to the crowd’s hues and cries about what they want to hear and they want to bang their heads to.

PEPPERFEST is scheduled on the 16th of March and will play host to Skrat and Jhanu, two very talented rock bands from Chennai. PEPPERFEST aims at going beyond the standard definition of a concert. This concert would be one of the epic moments of Ragam as it would bring the entire 13000+ crowd voice for a voice of their generation. PEPPERFEST would give a new definition to music on campus, to give the talented a place to perform, and to get the audience to play as much music as the bands on stage with open jamming sessions.

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PEPPERFEST aims at going beyond the standard definition of a concert. This concert would be one of the epic moments of Ragam as it would bring the entire 13000+ crowd voice for a voice of their generation. PEPPERFEST would give a new defintion to music on campus, to give the talented a place to perform, and to get the audience to play as much music as the bands on stage with open jamming sessions.

PEPPERFEST is scheduled on the 16th of March and will play host to Skrat and Jhanu, two very talented rock bands from Chennai.

There are loads of other things happening at RAGAM’13 apart from Pepperfest,.

Music is the symphony that plays out to every heart. Ragam has seen some splendid performances in the past by some of the most popular names in music like Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, KK, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Karthik, Benny Dayal, Mohit Chauhan,Suraj Jagan, Naresh Iyer, Blaaze, Vijay Prakash, Stephen Devassy, Yesudas and others.

This year too Ragam goes beyond the threshold to bring, hold your breath, Breathless-fame Shankar Mahadevan right to its campus for a music filled night on the 17th of March. That’s not all as Ragam brings to you diverse music with performances by Thuli Thuli from Paiya fame Haricharan, Jai Ho fame and Grammy award winner Tanvi Shah, Manoj George and Bennet the Band.

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Also, in store are workshops by professionals in Salsa, Bachata, short film making, mocktail making, self-grooming for women, and a certified photography workshop.

 

For more details visit:

http://www.ragam.org.in/2013/Proshows

http://www.ragam.org.in/2013/schedule.html

http://www.youtube.com/user/RagamCulfest

https://www.facebook.com/Ragam.nitc

Ragam@a glance:

When: 15-17 march, 2013

Only@Ragam: Lantern Fest (16th March) and Sneharagam (a social initiative for the differently-abled on 15th March)

Special Attractions:

1.       Combo Nite

When: 6 PM on 15th of March, 2013.

Where: Open Air Theatre, NIT Calicut Campus

Performers: Haricharan, Tanvi Shah, Manoj George and Bennet the Band

2.       PEPPERFEST

When: 6 PM on 16th of March, 2013

Where: Open Air Theatre, NIT Calicut Campus

Performers: Skrat, Jhanu

3.       Celebrity Proshow

When: 6 PM on 17th of March, 2013

Where: Open Air Theatre, NIT Calicut Campus

Performer: Shankar Mahadevan

Music@Ragam: amplified, classic music solo, light music solo, acoustics, mappila paattu, western solo, string solo, swara raaga.

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