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Back in the day, Mumbai had a great bandstand culture where, after a day’s work, people would gather in their public gardens and watch the local band play some relaxed tunes.music Updated: Apr 11, 2011 15:16 IST
Back in the day, Mumbai had a great bandstand culture where, after a day’s work, people would gather in their public gardens and watch the local band play some relaxed tunes. Of course, back then it was police or military bands who would rehearse waltzes and sambas and regale the wandering audiences with their lilting melodies and foot-tapping rhythms. And while those days can never be revisited, they can certainly be emulated.
And that’s exactly what is happening, for a few Mumbaikars have gotten together and have revived the culture but with a contemporary spin. The three bandstands at Bandra, Dadar and Malabar Hill have been selected, and every Saturday, folk musicians and police bands along with Mumbai’s best Hindi and English rock bands and stellar solo artists will perform, bringing back that innocence for a while.
There are some great things that Mumbai had in the popular culture scene and it’s good to be able to see and be a part of that in this day and age… if I may say so.
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