This Lohri, Delhi’s party scene is set to rock with some true-blue dhol beats. Jaswinder Singh Krooner, popular for being one of the fastest dhol players in the world, shall be giving a power packed performance in the Buzz restaurant at Saket’s MGF Metropolitan Mall tonight.
A ‘heavyweight dhol champion’, as declared by South Africa’s Punjabi Association, Krooner, a member of DJ Sumit Sethi’s band, Buzz Funk, was also a part of the Commonwealth Games 2010 closing ceremony entourage.
“I will be doing a jugalbandi with our band’s drummer Sandy, along with an interactive percussion act with the audience. After touring several continents, it feels great to be coming home to India, where people really enjoy music,”he says.
Living up to its tradition of being a melting pot of cultures, the Capital is all set to host colourful Lohri parties at various happening spots. While DJ Amit B has put together a Lohri special dhol playlist for his performance at Poison Ivy in New Friends Colony, DJ Manish of Ice Lounge in Saket is set to churn out popular Punjabi-themed film songs. To double the fun, this hangout is also serving fiery festive food. The five-day Punjabi food festival here, will continue till January 16. From sarson ka saag with makki ki roti (cornflour chappatis) and gud (jaggery) to Punjabi murg masala platter and Amritsari fish, there’s lots to lap up.
The calorie conscious can then head to Double Decker in South Extension to burn it up as DJ Ranay belts out some foot-tapping bhangra beats, accompanied by live dhol players.
If that’s not enough, there’s F Bar & Lounge at Hotel Ashok, which promises a power-packed evening, as resident DJ Mash dole of the best of their stuff.