Alobo Naga to Zebunissa Bangash, SAARC bands festival has 'em all

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014 09:31 IST

Music from various


countries are set to bring alive the charm of Delhi's oldest fort Purana Quila during the South Asian Bands Festival that begins in the capital from November 7.

The eighth edition of the three-day festival would feature 14 rock bands from countries, which are members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India along with the observer country France.

This year, the festival features performance by Alobo Naga And The Band (ANB) from Dimapur, Nagaland formed in 2010. They won the Best Indian Act at a European music awards ceremony in 2012.

Among the line up is Pakistani singing sensation Zebunissa Bangash popularly known as Zeb, who has forayed into Bollywood with her hit tracks in films like Madras Cafe and Highway.

"The popularity of the festival is immense. We started out as an event to attract the youth and now it has become popular across people from all ages from 17 years to 65 and above," says Sanjeev Bhargava,festival director and founder, Seher.

Success an electro-rock band from France known for their unique style of contemporary rock performance combined with traditional heavy metal, rock and roll and electro rock are also scheduled to perform.

The Kinetic Operations which has been for generations representing the official band of Maldives National Defense Force is from the Maldives.

(With inputs from PTI)

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