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An evening filled with music and melody leaves Gurgaon audience asking for more

The event kick-started with the Gurgaon-based band Mannat, which mesmerised the audience with songs based on the theme ‘Save the Girl Child’.

gurgaon Updated: Jul 15, 2017 22:01 IST
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Hindustan Times
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Artist performs sufi songs during the #FridayJam at Cyberhub organized by Hindustan Times.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Young and old, men and women, college goers and office goers — they gathered in hundreds at the DLF CyberHub on Friday evening for the second week of Hindustan Times DLF CyberHub Friday Jam Season 4, presented by KR Mangalam University, powered by Career Launcher.

The crowd filled the amphitheatre to capacity and many were left standing to enjoy the musical performances. They swayed and danced to the tunes of Bollywood hits played with a Rock and Sufi twist by the three bands.

The event kick-started with the Gurgaon-based band Mannat, which mesmerised the audience with songs based on the theme ‘Save the Girl Child’. The most well-received of their numbers were ‘Teri Diwani’ and ‘Aadat’ that had a Sufi touch to them.

Shaurya Singh, a 24-year-old resident of Delhi working at Cyber City, and his friends were part of the enthusiastic crowd enjoying the performances. “Mannat made my day. Listening to their awesome music after a tiring day refreshed my soul,” he said.

The next band to perform was Mehfooz, which was formed in 2015. They presented a bouquet of Rock and Sufi songs— all with a Bollywood touch. From ‘Mazaa Aa Gaya’, ‘Channa Mereya’ to ‘Buleya’ and ‘Mast Kalandar’, the band enthralled the crowd which couldn’t stop screaming and cheering the band.

The crowd actively participated in the melodies and were often seen singing along with the band.

The special performance by Sakramanth, multi-genre Bollywood Band formed in 2008, was the cherry on the top of a day of musical extravaganza and left the audience wanting more.

From retro to love to Sufi songs, the band left no stone unturned to dazzle the crowd. The band, which performs as the official touring band with popular Punjabi rapper Badshah and the inimitable Gurdaas Mann Sahab, had a play list for people of every age. If ‘Hum Kis Gali Jaa Rahe Hain’, ‘Na Aaye Ho Na Aoge’ and ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ title track were played for the younger audience, ‘Mast Kalandar’, ‘Gulabi Aankhei’ and ‘Meri Sapno Ki Rani’ were lined up for the older generation.

While young boys and girls were dancing to the tunes of love songs, older couple too gave them a stiff competition on the dance floor.

Thirty-five year-old Manav Sharma, who hails from Dehradun, and was visiting Gurgaon on a vacation, said, “The atmosphere is so lovely and groovy, the bands are just awesome.”

First Published: Jul 15, 2017 22:00 IST