Super Troupe Coming Soon on Amrita TV
Super Troupe Coming Soon on Amrita TV Calls for Entries for ‘’Super Troupe’’: First Reality Show for Gana Mela Groups
To showcase and nurture Gana Mela Troupes (music orchestra groups) through a reality show format, Amrita TV has announced ‘’Super Troupe’’—the first ever such reality show in Malayalam television. Interested gana mela groups will be required to send a CD of their live performances to Amrita TV latest by August 31,2009.
In Kerala, a thriving but unrecognized performing art is Gana Mela, which has a long history of evolution –with its origins in temple festivals where the local populace could enjoy an evening of entertainment in the midst of the religious and cultural festivities As audience expectations and participation evolved, these groups became a platform to provide mass entertainment by way of concerts across the State ,conducted in all public places –besides temples
Though hundreds of Gana Mela troupes exist in Kerala, they hardly get adequate official recognition. Amrita TV’s ‘Super Troupe’ will attempt to highlight the talent of this music fraternity who have been providing popular enjoyment for so many decades
Each aspiring Gana Mela group should have 12 members, with an upper age limit of 40 years, with at least 5 singers, two of whom should be female artistes.
For the special selection process, please rush your DVD/CD by August 31,2009,to: Producer, SUPER TROUPE, Amrita TV, Gandhi Nagar,Vazhuthacaud,Trivandrum-695014,Mob:9847171177.
Super Troupe AUDITION DATES
10 Sep – Thiruvananthapuram
12 Sep – Ernakulam
14 Sep – Calicut