Friday Jam marks World Health Day with Zumba performance

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Apr 09, 2016 23:29 IST
Trainers from ANEW Academy performed a Zumba workout and taught some easy moves to the audience. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Season 3 of Hindustan Times Cyberhub Friday Jam, presented by Honda, powered by G-Shock in association with K R Mangalam University, on the occasion of World Health Day, brought three amazing bands and a sizzling dance performance for people of Delhi-NCR.

World Health Day is observed on April 7 and Friday Jam promoted a healthy lifestyle through a Zumba performance.

The first band to take the stage was Sound of Strings. The five-member band played popular Bollywood and Sufi numbers, including Teri Deewani and Ankho Ke Sagar.

“The audience boosted our confidence throughout the event and it was amazing performing here. HT Friday Jam is helping us interact with music lovers at such a prime location in Gurgaon,” Manideep Paul, vocalist, said.

The next band to perform was was Gharana-Enroute. Known for playing experimental and fusion music, this band swept the crowd with its Bollywood numbers including crowd favourites -- Dil se re, Yun hi chala chal and a few original compositions.

“It is important to connect with the audience, which is why we played a number of famous Hindi songs. The crowd was absolutely great. We were a little nervous in the start but we had a ball performing here,” Ashish Kavi, vocalist, said.

The third band on the night, The Outliners, mesmerised the audience with its music and confidence. They covered many tracks by popular American band Maroon 5 and encouraged music enthusiasts from across Delhi-NCR.

“Music gets lost in the corporate world because we are too busy working. HT Friday Jam is a very exciting platform for music lovers like us and is an amazing outlet. The crowd has so much energy; we had a splendid time,” Nitin Nayyar, vocalist, said.

After all the singing, the audience moved along with Zumba trainers, who performed to mark World Health Day. The trainers taught a few dance moves to the large audience and appealed to them to lead a healthy life.

“Zumba is a great form of work out as it is fun-filled. It was nice to see that the audience, after a long day of work, enthusiastically grooved with us to the beats,” Devender Singh, a trainer from ANEW Academy, said.

People from nearby offices and residential complexes attended the event in large numbers. “We live right behind Cyber Hub. Every Friday we can hear music and melodies in our houses. Coming here is always a treat. I think this is a great chance and platform that HT is providing to young talents,” Kavita Chadda, a resident, said.

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