Kochi: Four years ago, a handful of like minded employees working with EY at Infopark Kochi caught the habit of sitting around a table at office cafeteria, crooning their favourite movie songs. Fast forward to the present, the count of music enthusiasts of the group, which they fondly call ‘Sangeetha Sabha’, has grown to 25,
Kochi: Four years ago, a handful of like minded employees working with EY at Infopark Kochi caught the habit of sitting around a table at office cafeteria, crooning their favourite movie songs. Fast forward to the present, the count of music enthusiasts of the group, which they fondly call ‘Sangeetha Sabha’, has grown to 25, with four music albums to their credit.
Employees of EY at Infopark Kochi formed an informal music club, Sangeetha Sabha, inspiring fellow techies with their passion for music
The latest of Sangeetha Sabha’s production ‘Let’s Cricket Macha’, a tribute to the ongoing cricket world cup, is now fetching great reviews on Youtube with 13,000 views and counting. “It’s a song celebrating the joy and spirit of cricket dedicated to Team India, wishing them all the glory in the ongoing World Cup,” said Shivani M R, a member of Sangeetha Sabha, working with EY’s digital advisory team.
The song composed in Tamil is peppered with English rap lyrics. The lyrics of ‘Let’s Cricket Macha’ honours the efforts of members of the Indian team and attempts to take a stand against malpractices like match-fixing. The unique thing about this musical video is that the entire shoot, including bike stunts and choreography, were completed in just one day. The song has been sung, written and composed by members of the SangeethaSabha group.
Paadidaam Parakkam, a friendship song (2017), OlleOlle Oh, a musical tribute to the Football World Cup (2018) and Ponkathironam, an Onam musical (2018) were the three other albums of the music collective. The team involves EY staff from various departments like IT, Audit and HR . “Our combined music sessions happen post business hours. This mix of friendship and music acts as a great stress buster for us,” Shivani adds.
The musicians of EY Kochi have their own Youtube channel named Infopark Sangeetha Sabha Kochi where they upload their group musical sessions. “Several of our music sessions include picking up a ‘raaga’ and singing all the film songs that are based on that ‘raaga’, an opportunity to explore music in its true sense,” said Karthik Kiran of EY technology team, explaining the routine activities of Sangeetha Sabha.
Going forward, the team plans to spread their love for music by doing more live shows and publishing original musicals and covers.