This Friday will see performances by three popular bands, including one from Pune, at Season 3 of the Hindustan Times Cyberhub Friday Jam, presented by Honda, powered by G-Shock in association with K R Mangalam University. The bands -- Malangg, Retrofied and The Silhouette -- will play Hindi songs, including classic and Bollywood music, and rock music.
Malangg, a band of five, is famous for its classical and contemporary music. Formed around a year back, the members come from different corporate sectors. “We always wanted to perform at the HT Friday Jam as it is a very big platform. We are in sync and will recreate a number of famous Bollywood songs,” Rahul Sharma, a vocalist, said.
Retrofied, another band of five, was formed in Pune almost a year ago and will perform popular Hindi melodies for the audience.
“Though the band was formed a year ago, we have gained a lot of popularity because of the fusion music. We are all looking forward to perform in a new city and for a fresh audience this Friday,” Anurag Prasad, vocalist of the band, said.
The Silhouette, a band of nine, likes to experiment and plays multiple genres of music. “We formed the band a couple of months back and are lucky to get an opportunity to perform at HT Friday Jam. This is one of a kind opportunity for us to reach out to a huge audience. Cyber Hub is also strategically located and attracts a lot of people from nearby offices, making it the centre of the city,” Ashutosh Shardha, a band member, said.
Residents across the city are enthusiastically looking forward to the event.
Kavita Malhotra of DLF phase 5 said, “It is a great initiative by HT as it allows people from different walks of life to break free from their busy schedules and have a good time. Such activities help the city retrace its roots to fun and entertainment.”
“In today’s scenario, wherein people have become habituated to sit in one place and communicate via social media, this event is giving them a chance to come together and interact. I believe it’s a great initiative,” Arti Bhaseen of DLF phase 3 said.