3rd March 2015

Amity University, Noida

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Who We Are

This March, we bring once again to you the Sounds of Freedom concert. In the rapidly changing world we live in today, freedom of expression and opportunities to express oneself are getting to be rare commodities that we need to firmly hold on to and utilize for those who cannot. Today, the words...

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A First-hand Experience by Avick Jyoti

Tuesday , September 9, 2014 , I remember the day distinctly, it was 5 in the evening, but for bunch of guys the day was yet to begin. On entering the square shaped room ,  each pair of eyes gazing through the other personality as if a look-test is on. Well each one happen to be a stranger to ot...

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Last Chance to Audition!

We have good news for those of you who could not make it to our first audition round! Here are details about the next rounds for: NAATYA RASTA 5th September: 4pm-8pm Mansarovar Building, Ground Floor Plot No 366 ,Min Village Sultanpur New Delhi 110030 VOCAL RASTA 6th September: 11am-3pm ...

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SOF Freedom Song

[gallery type="rectangular" ids="1592,1588"] Composed by Kailash Kher & Kailasa and written by Neelesh Misra, specially for the SOF concert, the song is a unique composition, both youthful and inspirational, delivering the message of freedom of expression. Hear it here: https://soun...

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Who We Are

This March, we bring once again to you the Sounds of Freedom concert. In the rapidly changing world we live in today, freedom of expression and opportunities to express oneself are getting to be rare commodities that we need to firmly hold on to and utilize for those who cannot.

Today, the words freedom, expression and the phrase gender equality are almost overused to the point of having no real impact on us. How many times have we scrolled past articles and videos tackling these issues, immune to the urgent need for change? We want to step back, reevaluate and give new, fresh and energized meaning to these words and phrases…with your help.

This concert cultivates social awareness through music, art and poetry. We emphasize on breaking the stereotype and raising our voices to promote what we stand for. Music is a platform that binds people of all colors and cultures and here at SOF, we wish put forward our point of view on important issues such as freedom of creative expression, gender equality with the help of our partnership campaign with UN Women; #HEforSHE.

We bring a jubilant and effective revolution with the help of renowned names from the industry like Bollywood actor, film- maker, activist- Farhan Akhtar, singer, music composer and lead man from the Raghu Dixit project- Raghu Dixit, funk music band- Madboy/Mink and fusion/ rock singer Tritha. Along with that we also have our acapella band from Delhi- Vocal Rasta, theatre group- Natya Rasta and performances by Dindigul Female Drummers, Kutle Khan Project and local college Bands; all who believe in our cause.

Sounds of Freedom is the perfect platform for the young and old from all walks of life to celebrate and express their joy, sorrow and everything in between.

We seek your support and look forward to having you at the festival to stand for what you believe in!

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A First-hand Experience by Avick Jyoti

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Tuesday , September 9, 2014 , I remember the day distinctly, it was 5 in the evening, but for bunch of guys the day was yet to begin. On entering the square shaped room ,  each pair of eyes gazing through the other personality as if a look-test is on. Well each one happen to be a stranger to other  , but everyone proud of the fact of making it through the Round 1 & 2 of the auditions is indeed an achievement , but it does not end there , every individual was on its mark, ready , to go through a nerve-wracking experience , so be ready for both mental and physical exhaustion. And why not so, we are teenagers standing up for a cause , a part of youth foundation “THE YUVA EKTA YOUTH UNITE”. It was our duty to uphold the true colors and respect of the red banner which had white printed lines : “ SOUNDS OF FREEDOM- NAATYA RASTA”.

However , after several Tuesday’s and Saturday’s of hardcore discussions, enactments, umpteen disagreements, after emptying several litres of coke, gobbling up buiscuits & chips we now not anymore strangers but a team,  reached a common conclusion. “Gender justice” was our topic , so we had to cut through a range of majorities and minorities, sometimes breakdown the lines of comparison, most of the things were done earlier or ideas were not concrete. But for a team of 15 it wasn’t impossible.

Finally, the day arrived as we tucked in all our emotions, our hardwork, teamwork, and most important our dialouges and walked past the big iron gates ready to connect to soul of AAM JANTA.  The Naatya Rasta, get set go, and there we were . for those 22 min we did not feel as if we were I , ME or SOMEONE. We felt as WE , US and EVRYONE and so did the crowd that was all around our act. They curiously watched this picturisation of which they were a part of, a picture where the hero and villain were none other than COMMON MAN. Then came the end , the closing words “ the change we seek to make is not around me, the change is within me. Lets create a gender equal world.” The music ended and there was a 2 seconds silence……. (  where I remember I  felt “did we do something not right , why aren’t they responding.” ) followed by a huge applaud , appreciation and cheer and yes there was a change.

We felt relived and decided  now to walk more miles and create the  same effect all over , wherever we can.

So ladies and gentlemen with the commitment, teamwork, and with the resolve of which we took it upon ourselves to showcase each and every aspect of humanity we presented you the story of 15 strangers to who went on becoming a team of energy under the  prestigious name of: SOUNDS OF FREEDOM NAATYA RASTA.

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Last Chance to Audition!

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We have good news for those of you who could not make it to our first audition round!

Here are details about the next rounds for:

NAATYA RASTA

5th September: 4pm-8pm

Mansarovar Building, Ground Floor Plot No 366 ,Min Village Sultanpur New Delhi 110030

VOCAL RASTA

6th September: 11am-3pm

Mansarovar Building, Ground Floor Plot No 366 ,Min Village Sultanpur New Delhi 110030

 

See you there!

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SOF Freedom Song

Composed by Kailash Kher & Kailasa and written by Neelesh Misra, specially for the SOF concert, the song is a unique composition, both youthful and inspirational, delivering the message of freedom of expression.

Hear it here:

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