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Windsong pulls good crowd

 

The two-day-long Windsong musical festival, showcasing the best Indian talent in sufi, rock and soul music was today kicked off today at Baga beach here.

The festival will have India's few of the topmost bands including Lucky Ali, Rabbi, Strings, Ankur Tewari, Anushka Manchanda (Shkabang), Soulmate, Mohan Kannan (Agnee), Monica Dogra (Shaa’ir n Func), the Ska Vengers and Papon performing in it, who will play over the next two days.

"This is India's first ever festival, where we feature only Indian bands," Shailendra Singh, Managing Director of Percept Limited, who have organised the event, told PTI at the venue.

The festival is being held ahead of Sunburn 2012, a electro dance and music, which will be held between December 27-29.

Singh said they have been looking at a target audience of 18-50 years for the Windsong Festival, which will be an annual feature on Goa's event calendar from this year onwards.

The organisers have also planned food carnival and shopping carnival during the festival at the venue.

During the two day long event, 22 Indian bands performing folk, jazz, rock,funk, blues and soul music.

Singh said that the festival is aiming to bring the finest and the most renowned artists from the world of alternate and independent music.

"The festival not only offers the best of what Indian sounds and talent have to showcase but also state of the art technology and effects that makes it a visual delight par excellence," he added.

He said that the whole idea is to create a platform to showcase outstanding talent.

It promises to be a visual treat and expects to see music lovers from around the country for an ultimate music experience like never before, Singh added.


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