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      October 26, 2013

      Saturday  12:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      1 Microsoft Way
      Redmond, Washington 98052

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      Ekal SaReGaMa 2013

       Hello singing stars of Seattle, 

      Ekal Seattle proudly presents: Ekal SaReGaMa..
      A brand new singing competition for music enthusiasts across different age groups and all walks of life
      The event is going to be part of Microsoft Give campaign and all the proceeds go to Ekal Foundation for educating tribal children back in India

      We have eminent singers from the Seattle area who'll be judging the event that evening!

      Event Details

      When: Oct 26th, 12pm onwards
      Where: Microsoft Café 34


      - There will be 2 categories; one for Kids (Ages 5 – 14 years) and Adults (15 years and above)
      - Each category will be judged separately and winners will be chosen from each category.
      - Registration fee for participants: $25*
      Every participant will get 2 tickets for their friends or family to watch the finals

      Elimination Round (Timings: 12pm to 3pm)

      - This will be a non-karaoke round. We will work on providing a way where you can get the basic scale (sur) for your performance.
      - Each participant will get 3 mins to perform (one Mukhda and one Antara)
      - You can perform in any Indian language of your choice.
      - Genres: Both Film and non-film music, Semi-classical, folk, ghazals, light music will be allowed.
      - Please refrain from singing Pure classical like Hindustani or Carnatic.
      - Judges decision will be final
      - Audience: FREE

      Finals (Timings 4:30pm – 7:30pm)

      - 5 finalists will be chosen from each category for the finals. Each category will be judged separately.
      - This will be a karaoke round. Each finalists will need to prepare 3 songs for the finals. Please carry a CD with your final tracks. Details around this will be sent out in consecutive emails.
      - Genres: Both Film and non-film music, Semi-classical, folk, ghazals and light music.
      - Please refrain from singing pure classical like Hindustani or Carnatic.
      - Finals will consist of 2 rounds:
      o First round will be participant choice.
      o Second round will be judges choice round where the judge will ask the contestant to perform one song among the other 2 choices. Contestant will be asked to provide the songs in advance to the judges which should include (Language, Genre, film/non-film, era when the song was released if possible).
      - Performance time: Strictly 5 mins per participant per round.
      - There will also be audience voting and audience votes will count towards the judges’ decision.
      - Winners will be chosen from each category.
      - Audience: $5

      Food will be available for purchase during the event

      Categories: Performing Arts

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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