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Music for peace

This music festival in town brings bands from four different zones on one platform

music Updated: Nov 19, 2012 00:30 IST
Sahil Magoo

Known for its interesting line up of musicians who aim to spread the message of peace and unity through their music, the Gloria Deo Music Festival is back in the Capital. Each year around Christmas season the festival is conducted internationally and nationally where musicians jam live attracting the youth. One of the main aims of the event as the organisation, Live Jam tells us is to transform the urban youth through music.

Gloria"The festival is an attempt to bring the nation together. Music is used as a medium to bring peace and unity," says Bonny Andrews, founder of Live Jam who will also be performing in the event. The festival includes performances by celebrity artists and well renowned bands from different zones across the country representing the diverse communities.

From North they have Bobby Cash, the first Indian to release a country music album in India. "Delhi is close to my heart and I am looking forward to my performance in the Capital," says Cash. From west zone they have Sheldon Bangera band, which is known for giving its audience a new flavour of rock with a blend of innovative guitar tones, classical violin and piano parts. Another interesting band lined up for the festival is Avial — an Indian alternative rock band from Trivandrum, Kerala and they are representing the south zone. The band was formed in 2003 and their music is a fusion of native folk music and alternative rock. This folk portrayal is a new trend, and is unlike the other lyrical themes of majority of the conventional rock bands.

From east zone they have Alobo Naga, an Indian rock outfit from Nagaland. The Band’s music is mostly associated with progressive rock and their lyrics are mostly based on youth, society and love. If you think that’s all the event has in store then here’s a list of other performances to watch out for are by stand up comedian Abish Mathew and singer Cindrella Prakash.

Catch it here

What: Gloria Deo Music Festival

When: December 2

Timing: 5pm to 9 pm

Entry: Passes available at

Where: Thyagraj Stadium, Shri Ganganath Marg, INA Colony

Nearest metro station: INA on the Yellow line