At World Percussion Festival, Nehru Park, Delhi

Winter evenings in Delhi are often filled with a taste of culture. I remember a time when I was in Nehru Park watching the Jazz festival. And now I am here watching the World Percussion Festival.

percussion music

Before the event, musicians enjoying a free hand

 

The joy of music in open air

The second year of the festival, this is the first time the festival is being held in Delhi. The seating is free in this wonderful winter evening. This edition of the festival is featuring seven countries with their unique musical heritage.

Taking the drums on stage

Taking the drums on stage

The Hungarian group called Kakics played some mesmerizing folk tunes.

The Kakics from HungaryAnd the best part was the Spanish group, Oreka Tx, playing a unique percussion instrument called Txalaparta. This is an instrument from the Basque region of Spain.

Oreka Tx playing Txalaparta in Delhi

Oreka Tx playing Txalaparta in Delhi

What happens when you had a culmination of tunes from across the world? It sends audience roaring for more. And that was what happened in a unique jam session of Oreka Tx and our very own Anwar Khan and his group singing along.

Anwar Khan and group with Oreka Tx

Anwar Khan and group with Oreka Tx

A small clip of the awesome music, just for you:

 

Check out some awesome photographs of the festival, clicked by Dipto Basu Photography 

Read my other posts on Delhi Entertainment:

International Jazz Festival in Delhi

Catching a Theatre Festival in Delhi

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