Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bandstand @ Cubbon Park

Among the famous places in Cubbon Park, band stand remains a preferred choice to visit. The bandstand, in an octagonal shape made with cast-iron, was built in the early part of the 1900s. Before India’s Independence, the British Royal Air Force used to play western band music at the band stand every Saturday evening. Most old timers of the city relate their memories with the Cubbon Park to this historical bandstand. This structure was the gracious venue of music concerts hosted for the erstwhile royal family and later, the people of Bangalore. Many musicians who have performed there later rose to stardom.
Recently, after a gap of four years Prakruti (an event and media planning company. ) is back, reviving the tradition again on Sunday. According to Prasad M.S. convener of Prakruti, whom I met at the bandstand said that musicians have shown interest in performing at the bandstand. The bandstand is booked for the next eight weeks wherein various famous artistes have agreed to give concerts.

2 comments:

brocasarea Tue Oct 21, 11:02:00 AM GMT+5:30  

nice history!!

vicky Mon Jan 18, 03:43:00 PM GMT+5:30  

man i tried to find it out near that cubbon park but no one told I am also a musician and i play drums I am new in bangalore so tried to find places related to western music