BWW Review: KASAULI RNB in Kasauli
A musical extravaganza that brought together all the popular music forms in India ranging from pop, rock, Indian classical, Bollywood hits saw another successful edition. The 6th edition of Genesis Foundation's Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival saw participation from close to 600 supporters and music enthusiasts from across the country.
#KasauliRnB, which has now placed itself snugly in the list of some of the most-anticipated music festivals of India, is a wonderful mélange of artists, music-lovers and supporters of Genesis Foundation's cause in breath taking setting of the quaint little hilly town. Proceeds from the Festival go into the treatment of critically ill under-privileged children with heart disorders. Supporting the Foundation in this cause are supporters like Fitbit and Monster.coM. Day 1 began with the performance of the renowned band, Late too Soon, who played rock and pop numbers followed by Rajeev Raja Combine, an Indo-Jazz fusion band. Electric performance by Nasya, who played a combination of popular Sufi, Haryanvi and Punjabi folk, Swatantra Rock band Eka and performance by fusion king, Lesle Lewis were some other highlights.
On the second day, Tritha Sinha led a group of people in a session of Meditation with Music. In the afternoon, it was time fo a dance of fingers on drums and tambourines-led by the Delhi Drum Circle.
The evening's performances began with Kamakshi Khanna Collective, followed by Neeraj Arya's Kabir Collective. Jonita Gandhi performed to some of the latest Bollywood numbers. And then, the queen of Indian rock and roll took stage -- Usha Uthup, left audience mesmerized.