Sangeet Katta an initiative taken by a well-known director, Kiran Nakti, provides a platform for amateur singers to gain confidence and bring finesse to their talent. He started ‘Sangeet Katta’ six months ago this year at Jijamata Garden in Bhaskar Colony near Shivaji Nagar, and within a six month, it’s become a platform for newcomers to gain confidence and show their talents.
Not only Sangeet Katta, Thane has been home to Abhinay Katta, a platform for budding actors for the last seven years. Abhinay Katta has given the film and television industry many talents. Sangeet Katta was also started with a similar aim in January. It began with a few music lovers and now has a fixed audience every Friday along with 25 regular singers.
Music lover, Nisha Panchal, 43, travels for two hours from Mira road to Thane to be a part of this. Its open to people from the age of 10 till 50, who love to play instruments. “There are many different talents with a theme every week. We sometimes get to see unexplored skill in some singers which is commendable. Last week we had somebody from the audience who whistled a few songs so beautifully and in a perfect rhythm that we were all in awe of it. This is what draws me to the Katta every week despite the long travel hours,” said Nisha Panchal, 43, singer and a regular audience at Sangeet Katta.
Talking to Director and founder of sangeet Katta, Kiran Nakti with media, he said, “With the commercialisation of art, it has become difficult to find a platform to express oneself. There were many with a passion for music that attended Abhinay Katta regularly.”
In a development of Art and culture in the thane, Sangeet and Abhinay Katta is leading as providing the platform to the newcomers to explore their talent.