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Lafz-e-Dilli, a Sufi-pop band

A Delhi-based Sufi and pop band will rock the Capital with their soothing and soulful rhythms. Know more about the band.

music Updated: Nov 30, 2011 13:08 IST
Vaishali Bhambri
Vaishali Bhambri
Hindustan Times

A Delhi-based Sufi and pop band will rock the Capital with their soothing and soulful rhythms

Who are they?
Sufi-rock band Lafz-e-Dilli.

Why should you care?
Their music is blended with soothing melodies with a tinge of Rock and Sufi. The band’s major sound is a confluence of ancient classical music and new age western musical instruments.

How long have they been around?
It was formed in December 2009, though the members of the band have been musicians professionally for the past seven years.

Why this name?
Lafz means ‘words’, which are needed for reaching the soul. They chose this name as it symbolises that the band wants to reach the hearts and soul of people.

What makes them click?
Original compositions and good stage performances.

They love to perform in Delhi. Why?
The Delhi audience is more energetic and enthusiastic in terms of Sufism and Indian classical music in comparison to other cities.

Which is the one international band you would love to perform with?
Junoon from Pakistan.

From where do you buy your instruments?
Wherever we can find good stuff.

What do you think about the rock music scene in Delhi?
The Delhi audience is slowly acquiring a taste for rock music.

Are rock festivals in the Capital helping bands?
Yes, they give bands a good platform to perform and become recognisable.

Who are your inspirations?
We are inspired by the great works of artists such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Shafaqat Amanat Ali and Kailash Kher.

Your band is remembered for?
We were the winners of the national level musical hunt - Battle of Bands. We also won the FestinoBeats 3.0 Sufi Battle of Bands 2011.

Catch them live...
What: Music Marathon
Where: Tryst Musicafe, Saket Community Centre
When: December 1
Timing: 7pm onwards
Entry: Free
Nearest Metro Station: Saket on Yellow line

First Published: Nov 29, 2011 20:57 IST

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