Carnatic singer Sudha Raghuraman's and indie pop band Advaita's duet performance was applauded by music enthusiasts here at the Vriddhi: Evolution Music Festival.
Organised by the Kuchipudi Dance Academy Saturday, it took them a while to set the mood, but it was not long before the young crowd cheered the eight-piece band and Raghuraman's musical jugalbandi.
The performance started with jamming between tabla maestro Vishal Nagar and jazz pianist Terry McCaw.
"Dilli Meri Hai", a special radio campaign is aimed at helping women - from housewives to working women to students, feel safe in enjoying life in the capital - be it in a park, movie hall or at a market place, fearlessly.
Following the wide media coverage of a 23-year-old girl, who was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in Delhi in a moving bus Dec 16, the capital has been repeatedly called the 'most unsafe city for women'.
This needs to change, says Akash Banerjee, programming head of Radio Mirchi, the FM station hosting the initiative.
Singer Siddharth Basrur is honoured to open the show for late Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar's daughter Norah Jones' performance at the 'A Summer's Day' music festival, to be held in Mumbai Sunday.
"I am really looking forward to it. She is a huge artist and it is a huge honour to be playing for her. I hope everything goes off well," Basrur told IANS.
The singer has also just released the first part of his album "Chasing Rain Chapter 1" online and will be performing some tracks from it at the event too.
Bringing eight creative minds agree to same thing can be a task for some, but members of indie pop music band Advaita has been creating soulful tunes and how! It is their similar thoughts and respect towards each other that keeps them in sync.
The band, which consists of Abhishek Mathur, Aman Singh, Anindo Bose, Chayan Adhikari, Gaurav Chintamani, Mohit Lal, Suhail Yusuf Khan and Ujwal Nagar, has composed popular tracks like "Rasiya", "Ghir ghir", "Suspended" and "Miliha" in the past.
After composing soulful tracks like "Tose naina lage re", "Maula Mere" and "Madno", composer Mithoon says a louder side of his talent will be on display in the music album of the film "3G".
"There is no difficulty as such in composing music. It's the easiest thing, but there is a challenge for composers. For me, the challenge is to come out of my comfort zone. Directors want to take me out of my comfort zone," the 27-year-old said here in an interview.