With music, dance and comedy, the Hindustan Times Cyberhub Friday Jam presented by Honda, powered by G-Shock in association with KR Mangalam University season 3 celebrated World Laughter Day this Friday.
Breaking the mundane lifestyle, the HT Friday Jam brought some renowned artistes — dancers Paul Masih and Irine Likokeli, musician Bhuvan Bam and comedian Abijit Ganguly — in addition to the young bands — Rangreza and Hazrat — to the city’s stage.
The first band to perform at the event was five-member group Hazrat. The band played famous songs, including Sajde, Khamoshiyaan and Zinda.
“It was an amazing experience to perform in front of a big crowd. The band were formed a year ago and has been performing at small events since then. However, it is Friday Jam that has boosted our confidence,” said Irfan, lead vocalist, Hazrat.
The other band, Rangreza, was formed last year and played songs, including Ramta Jogi, Teri Deewani and Mast Kalandar.
“We had an amazing time performing at Friday Jam. Each one of us had put their heart and soul in each practice session and we are happy with the outcome. The audience was very supportive,” Yuvjar Sharma of Rangreza, a six-member band, said.
The stage was set on fire with a charismatic performance by Paul Masih and Irine Likokeli and The Dance Club India. With colourful costumes and strong moves, the dance group mesmerised the audience.
“This is the first time we have performed at the DLF Cyber Hub and it was a wonderful experience. We hope our dance was able to motivate people to learn professional ballroom dance,” said Paul Masih.
The dance performance was followed by Abijit Ganguly — the famous stand-up comedian.
“Music and laughter are the two best medicines in the world. I am very pleased to have come and performed at the HT Friday Jam stage. This stage has always encouraged young talent,” said Abijit Ganguly.
Finally the famous V-logger, musician and scriptwriter Bhuvan Bam presented a solo musical performance. “I have performed at several places but the HT Friday Jam stage was magical. I have never had so much fun. The audience was very supportive,” said Bhuvan Bam.
“What a colourful night! There was dance and music and comedy in complete sync with each other. I and my family had a great time here,” said Vandana Chugh, a MNC employee.