Singer to go solo for 13 hours; to sing in 122 Indian languages

Singer to go solo for 13 hours; to sing in 122 Indian languages
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Pune, October 2, 2019: Pune-based renowned singer, Manjushree Oak will present a unique performance in a show called ‘Amrutvaani’, where she’ll sing various songs in 122 Indian languages non-stop for 13 hours to gain a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

This was announced at the Press Conference held at Savitribai Phule Pune University by veteran music composer, Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar, who is Manjushree’s guru.

Organized by ‘Shri Yashlaxmi Arrt’ and supported by TRTI Pune, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Lalit Kala Kendra, Pune, Heritage- The Art Legacy, Census Office, Mumbai, this musical extravaganza will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud from 10.30 am to 11.30 pm.

A disciple of Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Oak who holds a record for singing for 12 hours at a stretch in 2017 and 2018 had got her name registered in India Book of Records and in Asia Book of Records.This time, she aims to captivate the audience with her vocal performance by singing different songs like folk, devotional songs, Bhaav Geet, Lavni, Ghazal and many among others in 122 different languages including scheduled and non-scheduled languages, sub-languages, spoken and tribal languages and mother tongues. Marathi, Urdu, Varhadi, Angika, Tangsa, Ladakhi, Punjabi, Nicobarese, Tamil, Pali, Sanskrit, to name a few, which will be infused with literature and poetry. Various messages on social issues like ‘girl child-education’ and ‘grow more trees’ and so on will also be a part of the presentation.

“The year 2019 has been declared as the international year of indigenous languages and India is one of the most lingual places in the world with over 780 languages that are spoken today. So, to celebrate our countries rich linguistic diversity, I will attempt to sing songs in 122 Indian languages in a single performance to create a new world record and make our country proud,” said Oak.

The show will be attended by distinguished musicians and music experts. Linguists will be also present at the event to assess Oaks performance. The entry for the event will be charged.