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Hindi rock ho jaye

music Updated: Oct 17, 2012 01:05 IST
Chetna Dua
Chetna Dua
Hindustan Times
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Meet members of the band Daksh, that will soon perform in the city. Founder Kavish Mishra talks about the band and its music.

What genre of music do you play?
Hindi rock is our key genre. We also play Sufi rock. It’s an amazing concept which combines Sufi folk with rock music.

How did the band come together?
An awesome sense of Indian classical music brought us together.

Why this name?
‘Daksh’ is a Hindi term for the word dexterous, which implies perfection, doing something meticulously. We always aspire for perfect harmony in our music.

How many albums/songs do you have to your credit?
We have five original songs namely — Do Pal, Tu Hi, Tank and two music videos — Din Dooba and Hai Dua.

What according to you has been the most inspiring song, event and artist for the band?
AR Rahman’s music inspires us as a band. The way he plays with sounds and creates a fusion of Hindustani and Western instruments is magical.

Do you guys enjoy performing in Delhi? If yes, why?
Yes Yes Yes!! We’ve performed all over India, but we really enjoy performing in Delhi, not because its our home town, but because Delhiites sing along and have a keen knowledge of different musical genres and singers around the world.

Which is the best place in Delhi to make music?
Our studio in Laxmi Nagar. The fort and cosy cafes in Hauz Khas Village are also good.

___As told to Chetna Dua

Meet the members:

Neeraj Srivastava Kartikdev

18, Rhythm

25, Lead

Gaurav Sharma
24, Keyboard

Akanoo Shahajwala
28, Tabla

Mohit Vig
21, Lead Guitar

Rishabh Dev
22, Violin
21, Bass Guitar

Catch Them Here
What: Unplugged Shaam by Daksh
When: October 26 (Friday), 7pm to 11pm
Where: Pharaoh’s Lounge, Janakpuri, B1, mini market
Entry: Free
Tel: 9810391711
NEAREST METRO STATION: Tilak Nagar on the Blue Line