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Bound by music

music Updated: Dec 05, 2012 01:39 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times
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They come from different places, perform different genres of music but what brings them together is this stage. These four artists were among many others who performed recently in the city at the MTV Coke Studio Minicert at Hard Rock Cafe. Besides being a huge hit with music lovers, the other common string that binds these young artists is that they promote unique forms of music.

Here’s what these four emerging stars of the music scene had to say about Delhi, its music and their future projects.

Harshdeep Kaur, singer
The melody and composition of a song is what interests her the most. Known for her numbers such as Katiya Karun from Rockstar, Jugni from Cocktail and Heer from Jab Tak Hai Jaan among others, this Dilli ki kudi is much in love with the city. A regular in DU’s fests, she loves to perform here.

Delhi is synonymous with...
Bhangra! Chahe koi bhi gaane baja lo, party ke end mein sab Punjabi music pe hi naachte hain.

Which song lifts up your mood?
Nirmohiya. This song is one of my favorites.

The number you would listen to when you are sad?
It has to be Rehna Tu from Dilli 6. The song has a soulful feel.

What is keeping you busy these days?

I’m working on a couple of songs these days. I feel blessed to have worked with the best of musicians of the film industry.



Delhi is synonymous with...
Everything but Bollywood.

Which song lifts up your mood?
It has to be Télépopmusik (a French electronic music trio) among others.

The number you would listen to when you are sad?
Ghazals, I think.

What is keeping you busy these days?
I am working on the theme song for the next season of Roadies.

Mame Khan, Manganiyar (folk singer)
A Manganiyar from Jaisalmer, singer Mame Khan, son of ustad Rana Khan, has performed at a host of Indian and international concerts. He has sung two Bollywood songs — Aitbaar from No One Killed Jessica and Baangur from I Am. Gifted with an earthy voice, the folk singer is open to&nbsp experimentation and is happy with the way the traditional folk music is being promoted today.

Delhi is synonymous with...
Sufi music. Delhi is blessed with an aura which one can relate to Sufism.

Which song lifts up your mood?
My own song Chaudhary, it has a beautiful folk feel.

The number you would listen to when you are sad?
&nbspMost ghazals of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ghulam Ali and Mehdi Hassan.
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What is keeping you busy these days?
Projects in Bollywood.

Amit Trivedi, music producer and singer
For him, music is everywhere. He doesn’t believe in genres in music as for him, music is universal, and has no boundaries. After making his Bollywood debut with the film Aamir, Amit has had no looking back. His critically acclaimed work Dev.D earned him several accolades, including the National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 2010. The performance at the Hard Rock Cafe was his second live performance, and he is looking forward to many more stage shows.

Delhi is synonymous with...
Trippy music! Delhi trips a lot!

Which song lifts up your mood?
Music is how I earn my living. It’s all around.

The number you would listen to when you are sad?
Nothing in specific.

What is keeping you busy these days?
These performances, and I am also working on some other projects.