There Are Secret Concerts Happening in Delhi, and Here’s Why You Should Go To One
Sofar Sounds is a global
initiative that started in
8 years ago and the concept has given rise to a global phenomenon of secret house concerts with curated guests and lineups with an intimate setting. The idea was to promote authentic live music experiences for fans and artists. Today, Sofar Sounds is in over 330 cities across the globe.
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Popular for its concert videos on Youtube, the concept officially arrived in
in October 2016 and we were stoked!
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These concerts take place once in a month and Sofar Sounds Delhi
just turned half a year old and decided to celebrate the sixth show with a diverse line-up. I was stoked to be invited to this exclusive set-up and here’s what went down. Check it out!
The Concept Concerts.
The Concept Concerts.
Sofar Sounds, all over the world conducts frequent intimate house concerts and Delhi NCR is no different with the concept just being six months old, they've already pulled off six shows!
Delhi was the sixth city in India to introduce the concept. The Decor and the Feel.
The Decor and the Feel.
There was so much thought put into every aspect of the show; from the artsy poster to the fund-raising poster, everything was well thought out. I guess when you’re creating an experience to remember, all of the little things make up a good time. The Bluegrass Journeymen.
The Bluegrass Journeymen.
The show took place in a beautiful house in B Block, Greater Kailash part-1. The evening started with an opportunistic move from the team bringing on board a group of traveling musicians from the US, The Bluegrass Journeymen. They were traveling to India to spread the 'Bluegrass' culture and landed up with us on their last night in the country.
The band comprised of Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar and Bass, this kind of a band Delhi was not well versed with but the crowd took it in very well and enjoyed to the best. Rishabh Seen.
The next act was an act to remember; Rishabh Seen who is a sitarist enthralled the audience with some metal on his instrument of choice.
Everyone remained skeptical of his metal ability until he showed them that head banging is literal when it comes to expanding your horizons with music. Brail.
We ended the night with another traveler, Phillip "Brail" Watson known to all as Brail, who was here in India to shoot a music video for National Geographic Channel. Brail not only sang like a dream but got the entire audience on their feet which was needed as the weekend was coming to an end. It's Free to Attend but, You Can Pay as You Please.
It's Free to Attend but, You Can Pay as You Please.
Goes to show that anyone can perform at a Sofar Sounds Delhi NCR show, from indie-Indian talent to international acts.
It's really simple to attend one of their upcoming shows, volunteer, perform or host a Sofar Sounds Delhi NCR show, apply here.