The organizers of Bacardi NH7 Weekender have released a new music video which is based on Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman’s hit number Dhakka Laga Bukka from Yuva directed by Mani Ratnam. The video is in celebration of this year’s line-up. Originally composed and sung by Rahman, who is also the headliner of the festival in 2015, the new rendition of the track features the music virtuoso himself and Karthik on vocals along with Vishal Dadlani, Papon, Samara Chopra (The Ska Vengers), Smiti Malik (Chayan & Smiti), Abhishekh Nailwal and Alisha Pais, read a statement.
Produced and arranged by musician Ranjit Barot, the track also features electronic artist Nucleya and rapper Naezy teaming up with Rodrigo y Gabriela on acoustic guitars, Warren Mendonsa on lead guitar, Niladri Kumar on the zitar, Mohini Dey on bass, Rahul Hariharan and Jai Row Kavi on drums.
Watch the video of Dhakka Laga Bukka here:
The sixth edition of the NH7 Weekender, which began in Shillong and Kolkata in October, presents major global names like Mark Ronson, Flying Lotus, Mogwai, SBTRKT in its upcoming concerts in Delhi (November 28-29), Pune (December 4-6) and Bangalore (December 5-6) along with renowned Indian artists.
Some of the Indian musicians performing at the Weekender are Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café, Arka, Hriday Gattani, The F16s, Baiju Dharmajan Syndicate, Parikrama, The Raghu Dixit Project, Ankur & The Ghalat Family, Swarathama, Dr. L Subramaniam, Dualist Inquiry and more.