Amid the city’s hustle and bustle, the Delhi International Arts Festival in collaboration with The Times of India and NDMC, arranged an open air music concert featuring musicians from Israel, Czech Republic and Turkey recently at Central Park, Connaught Place.

The musical evening started with fusion music by World Music Band. The band members, Nir Motzeri, Yanush Hurwitz and Yoaztan Shaton played an instrumental music named Himalaya, which takes inspiration from Indian music. The ambassador of the Czech Republic, Milan Hovorka, with wife Jarmila Hovorka was spotted enjoying the session.

Students from foreign countries and expats were present in huge numbers. “We saw an online advertisement about this event and we decided to come and get a taste of International music in India,” said Mothanaiah, a student from Iran who is studying in Jamia Milia University. Singers from Czech Republic, Elisa and Misha, soon took over the stage and sang songs like ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘I Love You Baby’. “I want to take my audiences from here to Czech Republic with me so that my country’s people can see how the perfect audience looks like,” said Misha Noskova.

The last performance was by a Turkish band called the Baba Zula band. A group of five men and women danced like kids on the stage while playing instrumental music. Instruments like electronics cymbals, darbuka (goblet drum), etc. were played by the band. “I could feel the warmth of the audience from the stage, it was an amazing experience indeed,” said Melike, the lead vocalist of the band. Other than these international bands, a city based band named Vishudh also performed on the same stage. NDMC deputy director, Shabnam Kundra who was also present at the venue to support the event, said, “We are pleased to arrange such an excellent programme here in Delhi and I am quite sure that people will remember these performances for quite a long time.”

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Source: TOI-Delhi