For the love of jamboo savari, Mysuru-based band dedicates song

For the love of jamboo savari, Mysuru-based band dedicates song

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-10-08 13:25 Mysuru: That evergreen song ‘Mysuru Dasara eshtondu Sundara…’ by PB Srinivas from the movie ‘Karulina Kare’ has always been The Song dedicated to Mysuru Dasara. Now, here’s another track that speaks about the grandeur of jamboo savari and all the trappings that come with it.Listen to their trackPresented by Mysuru-based folk-fusion band ‘Naavu’, the track has been receiving an overwhelming response since its launch on YouTube on September 6.What was just a random conversation about Dasara and especially the jumbo savari, it soon turned poetic. “Without realising, we were humming about it and there it was ‘jamboo savari nodake omme Mysurig banri…,” says Sundaresh Devapriyam aka Munna (guitarist and vocalist).In fact, a successful attempt at the national level inter-varsity music competition instilled confidence among the members – then final year degree students – to form a band. They had been selected to represent their university in 2011.“Music is just a hobby for all of us. But the inter-university competition allowed us to explore,” says Sundaresh Devapriyam. Munna, Shruthi, Anush and Emil thought of forming a band. But since they were all in final year degree, they were not sure about it. “We were worried about the financial aspects of forming a band,” he says. Everyone moved on with their life but their passion for music brought them together next year and they formed the band, Naavu.Today, the band has Shalom Sannutha (vocalist), Anush S Shetty (table and percussion support), Shreekantha swamy (drummer), Shruthi Ranjani (violinist/vocalist), SS Rohit (bass guitarist), Emil Abraham and Sriranga (keyboard) and Pragatha Mohan (lyrics).Their first show was an experiment at Government Girls’ Orphanage in Mysuru in April (2013) and later at a two-day show at Vanaranga in Rangayana premises in November in the same year. They performed a packed audience who appreciated their soulful fusion music.They also participated in Battle of Bands at a college festival that further cemented their urge turn professional. The team has so far participated in three such competitions at Vidyavardhaka and SJCE in Mysuru and UVCE in Bengaluru and with their unique folk-fusion music they have won first prizes.Peppered with vachanas and philosophy of Dao Jing, most of the tracks In ‘Naavu’ stand out for their simple lyrics and foot-tapping beats.Follow them on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Naavu-497917806948658/?ref=hl