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Independence music

Every year on the fourth of July, the whole of America celebrates its Independence Day with parades, carnivals, fairs and concerts. Delhi will witness this American flavour today evening at the American Centre in Connaught Place.

entertainment Updated: Jul 03, 2010 00:54 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

Every year on the fourth of July, the whole of America celebrates its Independence Day with parades, carnivals, fairs and concerts. Delhi has many expat Americans as its residents. The city will witness this American flavour today evening at the American Centre in Connaught Place.



“We have planned a whole set of events for the day, which celebrates the 234th year of American independence,” says Anne Lee Seshadri, director, American Centre. “We have a food carnival, apart from quizzes and games that will be organised in the library,” adds Seshadri.



But the principal attraction of the event is the rock concert that will take place in the evening in the lawn of the American Center. Nashville Freight, the opening band for the concert, is a Delhi-based band that blends both the traditional and modern American music. This will be followed by a Mumbai-based band, Tough on Tobacco, which plays a mix of pop, rock and reggae.



“We chose Nashville Freight because it has both Indian and Americans youngster as the band members. Even the Mumbai-based band suited us because of its wide range of American pop and rock music,” says Seshadri.



The event will also mark the 50th anniversary of Span magazine, famous for offering articles from writers in both countries on culture, business, technology and education.



The concert is open to public. To collect passes, contact

amcentrend@state.gov

.