Explore nuances of Hindi film music at IIFA Toronto

New Delhi: For all Bollywood fans in Ontario - here`s a golden chance to learn about the origin and uniqueness of Hindi film music. A special music workshop featuring the likes of Vishal Bhardwaj, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Salim Merchant will be held during the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend to be held in Toronto June 23-25.

This is the first time a music workshop is being organised by IIFA, sponsored by Videocon d2h this time. The theme of the workshop is Music Bringing Cinema Alive.

The workshop, to be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel June 25 morning, will open with a brief history of Hindi film music and will be followed by a discussion on the integral role it plays in Bollywood films.

Music composer trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who have given hits like "Desi girl" and "Jhoom barabar jhoom", will also use inputs and recommendations from the audience to compose a song during the course of the day, said a statement.

They will also invite members of the audience up on stage to jam with them.

Bhardwaj, who recently won a National award for his compositions in "Ishqiya", will speak about how music is infused into films, based on plots and scripts and how the music composer looks into all components - background score, lyrics and music.

All those interested in music and film students can write in to workshop@iifa.com for participation.


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