Following several weeks of musical entertainment for Delhi-NCR residents, the Hindustan Times Cyberhub Friday Jam Season 3, presented by Honda, powered by G-Shock in association with KR Mangalam University, came to a gripping end this Friday. A music performance by Indian Ocean, the popular fusion rock band, and a Latin dance by The Dance Club India added colour to the finale.
The Delhi-NCR audience selected two bands, Rangreza and Evol, to perform at the finale.
Rangreza stole the evening by taking the audience on a musical journey across various genres. It was declared the winner of the HT Friday Jam Season 3. The six-member band played popular Hindi songs, albeit with its own twist, and captivated everyone with its powerful sound and performance.
“It was exciting for us to perform. Each of us wanted to enjoy with the crowd in the finale. We played music from our heart. Hindustan Times is doing an amazing job by giving young bands a huge platform to showcase musical talent,” Shreyas, vocalist of Rangreza, said.
Despite not winning the event, Evol, the four-member band from Rajasthan, enchanted the audience with popular Bollywood numbers and an original composition. The audience sang along with the band and were highly appreciative of its music.
“We never thought we would be performing at the finals of the event. Now that we are here, the feeling is ecstatic. The audience was very responsive and we had a blast,” Megh, vocalist of Evol, said.
After the performances of Rangreza and Evol, 18 Latin dancers of The Dance Club India, in their red and yellow costumes, took to the stage and showed some brilliant dance moves. The dancers twisted and turned in grace, holding the audience spellbound throughout. Shouts of “Encore!” resounded in the CyberHub following the performance.
“HT Friday Jam is a wonderful initiative. It is a great audience and it is always a pleasure to perform in Delhi-NCR,” Paul of The Dance Club India said.
Finally, the audience went into overdrive as Indian Ocean took to the stage. The fusion rock band is known as the pioneer of the genre in India and performed their popular songs including ‘Bandeh’, ‘Kandisa’ and ‘Maa Rewa’. The audience joined in with the band and hardly anyone could remain seated.
Indian Ocean also complimented the HT Friday Jam event for providing a platform for young musicians to showcase their talent.
“It was our first performance at HT Friday Jam and we are amazed by the talent of young musicians in today’s world. Earlier, musicians did not have a lot of avenues to explore and it used to take years to establish a band. Hindustan Times is doing a commendable job of providing a great platform to musicians,” Rahul Ram of Indian Ocean said.