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Jamming for a cause

music Updated: Jul 19, 2013 01:05 IST
Govindan Kishwar
Govindan Kishwar
Hindustan Times
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Music can be a powerful tool. It makes us happy, uplifts us in the time of need, gets us dancing, and today, in the Capital, music will be used to raise money for victims of the calamity in Uttarakhand. Amit Kilam of Indian ocean says, “This concert is important for two reasons, all these musicians coming together under one roof, it’s basically one human being helping another, and for us it is the debut of our new guitarist, Nikhil Rao. I feel it is just a great thing that so many of us are coming together for such a noble cause”.

Titled, United Unplugged Uttarakhand, the concert will have some of the finest artists of the Indian music industry, such as Rabbi Shergill, Parikrama and Them Clones, among a host of other musicians and bands. “The main purpose was to raise money for the victims. We have already raised Rs 4,00,000 and the concert hasn’t even happened”, says Subir Malik of Parikrama. “I called my friends in Indian Ocean, Rabbi, and others and not one of them was hesitant,” says Subir.

Rahul Ram of Indian Ocean echoed Malik’s words, saying the response was a unanimous ‘Oh yes!’ This is a concert where everyone will be playing for free and all funds raised will go to The Leaf foundation. The audience can even donate at the venue.

Sushmit Sen says, “The amount of disaster that has happened, it is our duty to do something for them.” For those present, they will know that they are not only going to be bathing in the music of some of India’s finest, but will also be helping out those in need.

Catch them live
What: United Unplugged Uttarakhand
When: July 19
Timing: 7:30pm
Where: Manhattan — The Craft Brewery
Nearest Metro Station: Huda City Centre

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