The happiest musical fest of the country NH7 Weekender came to an end last night with magnificent performances from global as well as Indian artists. After a melodious first day with Dr L Subramanium, Noori and music mastereo AR Rahman, expectations were high from the second day line up as well. Exceeding those expectations, the power packed performers made every single fan cherish this experience.
Hriday Gattani set the mood of the audience with his fusion beats and amazing covers of popular English songs. The young voice from the music school of AR Rahman collaborated with his 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' singer Jonita Gandhi, to create another soulful trance at the All Star Jamm.
At the happening Bacardi arena, popular blues rock band from Shillong, Soulmate, strung the chords of every blue fan with guitar. The swag quotient of the band is worth mentioning here. The arena was again coloured blue with 'Parikrama' , (the band that needs no introduction) who swayed the fans by playing their famous numbers and even performed their first ever song 'Xerox', written in the year 1991. The arena was closed by UK popular band Mogwai. The Scottish post- rock band performed their popular numbers from 'Rave Tapes', 'Burning' and Electronic music inspired Happy Songs For Happy People, aptly concluding the day.
Hidden Orchestra, a studio fusion of practically every genre, left the audience in awe and wanting more at the Breezer Arena. Flying Lotus , a popular EDM and jazz rapper in the west made his way into NH7 Weekender and made everyone groove to his beats. The blues infused music made NH7 Weekender day 2 a day for blue rock fans.
The All Star Jamm was closed by the fusion band Advaita. Justyfying their name, the band gave a unique mix of classical rock. Having featured in shows like Coke Studio and MTV Unplugged, the band was one of the many highlights of the night.
At the Dewarists stage, Mexican acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela gave a treat to heavy metal fans and even called excited fans on stage for a dance faceoff.
Finally, the much awaited tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by Vishal Dadlani made the day for every Weekender fan. Vishal binded the audience with his energy and collaborations with ace singers like Neeti Mohan, Harshdeep Kaur, Raghu Dixit and Richa Sharma just proved to be an icing on the cake. The singers paid tribute to the favourite Sufi singer and qawal, Nusrat Saheb, infusing rock and pep beats. Neeti Mohan and Harshdeep Kaur set the mood on stage by singing 'Mora piya ghar aaya', 'Allah Hoo'. Richa Sharma mesmerised the audience with her voice and high notes while singing 'Tere Bin Nai Lagda Dil Mera' . Ending the night with 'Sanu Ik Pal', Vishal gave a befitting end to the two day music extravaganza.
With a promise to return next year with even more power packed lineup, fun filled atmosphere and happy music, NH7 Weekender 2015 bid its adieu.