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Dub Fx wants to try Bhang

Chetna Dua, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 26, 2013
First Published: 17:10 IST(26/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:49 IST(27/3/2013)

International singer, songwriter and street performer, Dub Fx, who is in India to perform at a Holi festival, says he is all set to get wild and try out bhang. “I have never played Holi in my life. We have no similar festival in Europe. I really want to try bhang. What is this substance? I’ve heard so much about it!” he says. “I am also planning to dress in a pristine white outfit ... may be a white shirt and shorts so that the colours show well on me,” he adds. The singer will create a fusion of his songs, Love Someone, Fly with me and Rude Boy for the festival. “I don’t know any Holi songs and would prefer to jam with guests as they hum fun Holi numbers.”   

International singer and songwriter Dub Fx, who performs at more than 40 festivals every year, is currently in India for a Holi performance. “I have performed at most music and dance festival around the world, but Holi will be my first,” says the singer who will perform at Rang Festival in the Capital today. For Dub Fx, playing in India is not about building a huge fan following or making moolah. It’s the sheer love for the country that has brought him here. “While I play all around the world, especially in Eastern Europe, for money, I play in India simply for the joy of it,” says the singer, who will play at The Lalit on Friday.

The performer also wants to soak in the spirit of the city with some traditional delicacies during his week-long trip. “I don’t like rice too much, but I want to visit a few local dhabas for butter chicken and tandoori tikkas. I love dosa too, that comes with a variety of fillings,” he says. 

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“The last time I was here (in 2011), I visited Red Fort and India Gate. But this time, I just want to wander the streets with no particular aim. I love the chaos and unpredictability of the city, especially while driving,” he sums up.

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