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Friday, January 18, 2013
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Article in FRIDAY GURGAON, 18 January 2013:


LAMP Trust & Lorraine Music Academy are organizing “A MUSICAL EVENING CELEBRATING OUR NATION’S REPUBLIC DAY" on Thursday 24th January 2013 @ 7:30pm : Epicentre Auditorium, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon.

In keeping with LAMP’s objective of nurturing talent and providing a platform for the exhibition of talent, we will have the next generation of global Indians aged 4 to 25 years – students from various schools across the National Capital Region & adults – who will perform along with professional musicians who have performed across India and the globe.

The musical evening will include patriotic songs, dance, poetry, songs to entertain, instrumental music – classical instruments along with folk instruments. This will be a very unique musical experience with a blend of Classical & Folk instruments from India & the globe merging to create a medley of rich folk, tribal & world music.

The evening will include performances by:
• students of the top schools of Gurgaon
• winners of the recently concluded Nation-wide Talent ContestLAMP-iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra for Music 2012
• “Nrityapan” – a professional dance troupe of highly talented girls from economically backward society of Bareilly who have travelled and performed across the globe!

Aubrey Aloysius, founder of LAMP Trust, says “We present this concert to the National Capital Region to inspire us all to appreciate, enjoy and learn music at a new level. We desire all our children to learn music & the arts. We bring good music and art to the community, not just for entertainment, but for true education and appreciation. Teaching children and adults how to understand & appreciate music and to play an instrument is our passion and mission. We believe that the right kind of music makes the right kind of person. A good diet of the right kind of music gives you good mental, emotional, intellectual and spiritual health.”

The evening will witness the award of the “LAMP-iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra for Patriotic Music (Jury Award) 2012” for the song “Mhaajya Maayechya Bhumi” (Hindi, Konkani, Marathi & English) to SHANTA DURGA CREATIONS, Vasco, Goa.

The evening will also witness the announcement and launch of the 2013 edition of our Nation-wide Talent Contest for the coveted “LAMP – iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra For Music & Art 2013” awards. LAMP has collaborated with iCONGO for this award. LAMP endeavours to nurture the creative arts in young talent at the grass roots level across India. One of our aims is to develop in each member of our future generation a love and passion for singing / playing a musical instrument.

The above initiative would aim to reach children and adults across India. This annual “LAMP – iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra For Music & Art 2013” awards is supported by LORRAINE MUSIC ACADEMY. After a screening, evaluation and selection process set by MERCER and GRANT THORTON, the finalists / selected participants would be invited to The National Capital Region of Delhi for the annual performance and award event.

There would be various categories / themes for this award which would be announced annually including:

# Patriotic / Nationalistic Music
This would be open for performance in all National, Regional / Local languages and in English. This category would enable participation from across the nation cutting through the urban-rural, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic divides. It is also open to the Indian Diaspora and people of Indian origin spread across the globe.

The winners of the 2013 edition of LAMP’s Nation-wide Talent Contest will be awarded the “LAMP-iCONGO Karmaveer Chakra for Patriotic Music” at the annual performance and award event to be held around Republic Day of 2014.

Based in Gurgaon, Lorraine Music Academy serves the community through education, workshops, recitals, concerts and public performances. The Academy strives to bring quality music to Indian audiences and interested learners so as to inspire us all to appreciate, enjoy, learn and experience music at a different level. Lorraine Fiona Aloysius, the Creative Director & Principal, who started playing the piano from the age of 8, is a Licentiate of the Trinity College of London – UK (Pianoforte) and a Masters in Banking & Finance. She has sent over 300 students for examinations of Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, U.K., Trinity College of London, U.K., Trinity Guildhall, U.K., and RockSchool, U.K. She has performed in concerts at various auditoria across the country.

The above concert forms a part of the Music & Art Festival in aid of LAMP Trust – aimed at raising awareness and resources to set up the LAMP World Cultural Centre in Gurgaon, National Capital Region of Delhi, to promote the Arts – Performing Art, Visual Art, Literary Art.

LAMP also endeavours to make resources available to the poor towards skill & talent development, training & basic education in the under-served communities across India.