KOCHI: After a lull of one and a half months, the Arts and Medicine project of Kochi Biennale Foundation is all set to launch its next programme on Wednesday. It will be the 30th in the series of musical fiesta conducted by the KBF for the patients in the General Hospital. It was being held every Wednesday from 11 am.
What makes the 30th programme unique is that it will be inaugurated by a 109-year-old Sopana Sangeetham maestro Pala Ramapuram Padhmanabha Marar at Ernakulam General Hospital premises on Wednesday. Singer Ansar and members of the Mehaboob Memorial Orchestra will also perform at the hospital premises.
Encouraged by their overwhelming response, the organisors of the KBF has already decided extend the initiative to special schools, palliative care units, de-addiction centres and old-age homes. As part of it, though the rain played a spoilsport for one and a half month, the KBF went on with their arts and medicine project at Raksha special school, Mattancherry and SD convent old age home, Tevara. The programme received immense support from all quarters and the patients in the hospital used to line up to hear the melodies that was being sung. Even the doctors and the nurse contributed their share by singing melodies for their patients.
The Arts and medicine project of Kochi Biennale Foundation was launched in February, this year and is being conducted with guidance from Iva Fattorini, Chair of Global Arts and Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic and the Ernakulam district administration.