The exhibition will also mark the launch of Pasand Meri, Geet Sathiyon Ke, a handpicked collection of Lata Mangeshkar’s favourite tracks. The 30-day exhibition is a walk through the past few decades of Indian Music. Right from the rare Edison’s Phonograph to modern gadgets, the researched presentation is an era-wise display of music, musicians and audio technology. Although, the mention of the words ‘history’ and ‘museum’ coming from a century-old company brings out dull imagery, care has been exercised to design the entire exhibition with a highly engrossing feel. The aesthetic feel of the past is a beautiful part of the exhibition. Effort has been made to ensure that even a layman enjoys the exhibition owing to interactive modules that give a first-hand experience of sound recording and its capabilities, listening stations and audiovisual presentations. To carry back memories of the exhibition, Saregama will be offering a special exhibition of commemorative CDs along with posters, mugs and T-shirts of prominent musicians. The objective is to take the guests right down the ages to understand the working of music machines and to savour the richness of our musical heritage.
Saregama also released young maestro Niladri Kumar’s latest album Priority on August 18 at the much-awaited UMANG 2008 Festival