Arch Academy of Design hosted a classical music concert, SPIC MACAY program here at Jaipur Campus on Friday, 28th July 2017, from 3.00 pm-5.00 pm.
SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is a non-political, nationwide, voluntary movement founded in 1977 by Dr Kiran Seth, Professor-Emeritus at IIT-Delhi who was awarded the 'Padma Shri' for his contribution to the arts in 2009.
Nationally recognized Ms. Arati Ankalikar-Tikekar performed at this event. She is a National Award Winner (best playback singer) for the Konkani film 'Anternaad', for the year 2006. She has also received the Maharashtra State Award (best playback singer) for 'Lavani' in the Marathi film 'De Dhakka' for the year 2008.
She has received the V.Shantaram Award and Maharashtra Times Award for the same as well.
Arati has also performed at many prestigious conferences and many internationally renowned music festivals and Mahotsavs in India, such as the Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav (Pune), the Malhar Utsav (Delhi), Pandit Mallikarjun Mansoor Pranam (Bhopal), the Gunidas Sangeet Sammelan (Mumbai), the Dover Lane Festival (Calcutta), the Shankarlal Festival (Delhi) and at sabhas organized by the Madras Music Academy (Chennai). She has been on concert tours in USA, Canada, UK and UAE.
The Program started with the explanation of important elements of a piece of classical music like "leh", "taal", "bol" and how it is more easy for design students to understand as it includes both the technical and design/creative aspect as well. It was an interactive concert where students were called on stage to sing along with this legendary artist.