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music Updated: Dec 08, 2012 23:15 IST
Srishti Jha
Srishti Jha
Hindustan Times
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The capital is again set to rock to the musical flavours of South Asia with the sixth edition of the South Asian Bands Festival which is on till 9th December.

While India is being represented by the famous Bollywood singer-composer Clinton Cerejo, Nasya (New Delhi), Tough on Tobacco (Mumbai), Shkabang (Mumbai), Digital Suicide (Assam), Shaair & Func (Mumbai) and Galeej Gurus (Bangalore), what is certainly going to be a highlight feature of the festival is Noori, the band from Lahore, Pakistan.District Unknown, the first metal band of Afghanistan, with member all under the age of 24, is the other name to watch out for.

Apart from the big daddies of Rock 'n' Roll, the festival has also provided upcoming artists like Emperor (Myanmar), 'Fa'thu and The Early Birds' (Maldives) and Indian acts like Afflatus (Shillong) and Avial (Trivandrum) to collaborate with the biggest names in the music industry.

Other rock bands are Souls (Bangladesh), Thriloka (Sri Lanka), ESA & His Troupe (Maldives), The Likens (Bhutan), Blaze (Myanmar), District Unknown (Afghanistan) and Jindabaad (Nepal).

Says Sanjeev Bhargava, Festival Director, SABF 2012, "In the packed cultural calendar of Delhi, the annual South Asian Bands Festival stands out as one of the most popular music festivals of India. It's magical to see people from all ages throng to the majestic Purana Qila in thousands every year to enjoy the best of South Asian Rock music.”