By A Staff Reporter
LONDON July 04: In a unique show of togetherness, Malayalee doctors from different parts of the world will come together to lend their voices to give life to a beautiful musical concept that will bond them together in these difficult times. This event is slated to be the first of its kind in the history of medical fraternity worldwide. This beautiful musical venture was conceptualised by Dr Sethu Warrier from London. Dr Sethu and his friends minds were perturbed by the loss of several of his colleagues within the medical field from the UK and worldwide. He has dearly wanted to reach out to those families who are bereaving and also send out a message to all the medical professionals that we are all into together in this trying times of the pandemic. Dr Sethu wanted to bring his singing mates together and share the compassion and the dedication with yet striving frontline workers, the doctors and dentists across the world who are continuing to battle the war against COVID-19. Dr Sethu has further dream projects in his mind to bring together this bunch of talented medic singers to record music and also to present live stage shows once the lockdown restrictions have been lifted. He is looking at this event as the first ever bonding of a musical kind and then lead up to take it further by staying together in these difficult times and also in years to come. Responding to a query from this website on the reasons behind such an innovative project he said: "People fail to notice that even in between the ongoing Greek tragedy staged everyday within the realms of medical care where medics play a major role, compassion and joy too exist from where music breaks through. Despite the various masks and roles we don to play a role in this drama, we doctors are also genuine human beings with pain, passion and personal stories like all out there. "And, music is one balm that keeps our compassion flowing and invariably rejuvenates us to serve as warriors against this enigmatic curse that has struck humanity. This display of the talent that lies buried beneath the duty of care in the medic world is a selfish interest that I wished to share with the world". The above comment summarises Dr Sethu's passion to bring together the medical professionals from all over the world under one umbrella through the means of music where everyone immerses into the just one song which is the song of love and compassion towards human mankind... a song from the heart. The unique event titled Hridayageetham is planned to be held on 11th Saturday and 18th Sunday of July 2020 between 2 to 4pm UK Time (530-730 UAE ST) and 630-830 IST. A line up of fabulous singers from the medic world will present popular film songs based on well known Ragas which promises to be a treat you should not miss. The event will be Live streamed through We Shall Overcome Facebook page. The participants are medics who have already made a mark in not just in the field of medicine but also in music. The first if its kind event in the world, titled Hridayageetham, is termed as By The Doctors, For The Doctors and For Humanity, will feature doctors who are renowned as singers at a professional level who have been participants in musical groups, who have performed widely on stage and have recorded and even composed music too. Dr Sethu will be anchoring the show with Kishore Warrier, a well known musical genius, and they will take you through ragas and songs based on classical Indian music section. Raymol Nidhry from We Shall Overcome will provide all the necessary support for the Live streaming of the show for all over the world. The Live program can be watched by anyone who has a Facebook profile - either Live when it is on or later again on the Facebook link of We Shall Overcome. We Shall Overcome (WSO) is a popular Facebook forum which will telecast the event Live to the world. We Shall Overcome have already presented several successful music programmes featuring musicians from UK and India. This will be a first venture where the entire cast is comprised of singing doctors who have made their mark in medicine as well as music.
Dr Sethu is a paediatric consultant who has been associated with music for past 40-50 years. He was singing on Radio and Doordarshan back in India and has been singing on various venues in UK.
He has sung for eminent music directors from India like K Raghavan, Dakshinamurthy, Chidambaranath, M G Radhakrishnan, KP Udayabhanu, Perumbavoor, Darshan Raman, Jerry Amaldev on various forums - either recording for them or for their stage programmes.
Dr Sethu is currently working as a consultant for childhood neurodisability and rehabilitation in two centres- at National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, Surrey and also at Chailey Clinical Services, Sussex for children with Cerebral Palsy.
He follows both his artistic and clinical interests with equal passion, a driving spirit behind this endeavour.
The Live stream event on Saturday 11th July and Sunday 19th July will include the following singers from different parts of the world from 2pm to 4pm (UK Time), 5pm to 7pm (UAE Time) and 6.30pm to 8.30pm (Indian Time).
Dr Sethu Warrier, UK Dr Geetha P, Calicut Dr Sangeetha, Calicut Dr Sheeja P K, Muscat Dr Rashmi Sudesh, Calicut Dr Savitha Menon, UK Dr Vimal Kumar, Dubai Dr Manoj Chandran, Dubai Dr Vani Jayaram, UK Dr Roshni Sudeep, Dubai Dr Priya Nambiar, Calicut Dr Ajith Kartha, UK Dr Soumya Savitry, UK Dr Nigil Cletus, Kochi Dr Arun Shankar, Trivandrum, Dr Sreeja, Calicut Dr Kishore Warrier UK
Venue: Online on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/We-Shall-Overcome-100390318290703/
Dates: Saturday 11th July and Sunday 19th July
Times: 2pm to 4pm (UK Time), 5pm to 7pm (UAE Time) and 6.30pm to 8.30pm (Indian Time)