Moksha 2014


replaced Amit Trivedi for the star night. Advaita, a Delhi based rock and fusion band took on the stage at 7:45 PM. The band was a team of seven members and they performed eight songs from their own albums. The band was welcomed by team Moksha with bursting fireworks up in the sky. Advaita fused in Indian classical with western rock music. Their songs were accompanied by beats of the tabla and notes of a sarangi, along with the usual acoustic guitar and keyboard. The Hindustani vocals with variation in the notes created euphony for the listeners. [caption id="attachment_21531" align="aligncenter" width="640"]DSC_0178 Image Credit: Ishaan Gambhir for DU Beat[/caption] The highlight songs by them for the evening were Miliha which means ‘extremely beautiful’ and Durga. Another song that left the audience almost silent was WHY which questiones the happenings in the world on account of time and age. The lead western vocalist engaged the crowd well by saying out the lyrics slowly for them and then asking the audience to sing and join him. During one hour of their performance, all hands were seen up in the air, dancing or waving to the band. [caption id="attachment_21530" align="aligncenter" width="640"]DSC_0244 DJ Lloyd with the dancing crowd. | Image Credit: Iresh Gupta for DU Beat[/caption] Five minutes after Advaita’s exit, Bollywood’s DJ Lloyd started with his dance numbers changing the Sufi mood of band’s last two songs into the party mode. People were seen up on the chairs and some on shoulders. DJ Lloyd who came all over from Mumbai to play at NSIT, mixed up the tracks according to the changing environment within the dancing groups. “Baby Doll and Party All Night were the craziest numbers for the evening. DJ made up well for Amit’s absence”, said Kartik Rishi who was there to attend the musical evening. The last day of Moksha also witnessed Oorja, the western dance competition. Team from Sri Venkateshwara College, Verve was declared the winner. Jesus and Mary College’s Mudra and Indraprastha College for Women’s Afroza bagged the second and third positions respectively. Featured Image Credit: Ishaan Gambhir for DU Beat]]>

Moksha, the cultural festival of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, recently hosted the international Romanian dance pop act Akcent, whose dance tracks brought an exciting end to the second day of the festival. The evening, which started off as a presumable No-show, culminated in what was probably one of the biggest ‘selfies’ of 2014.

With clusters of people flocking in and around the main arena, many Akcent fans were soon disappointed to hear the news of the Romanian singer’s late arrival. The evening however did not seem to wait on him, and soon burst into energy as another DJ took to the impatiently waiting crowd. Courtesy of DJ Monty, along with his collection of Bollywood and Bhangra numbers, Akcent suddenly did not seem to matter that much. However, the above statement could probably also be termed as a misjudgement. The hoots and whistles with which Akcent was later greeted on, definitely took the event to a whole another level.

The non-stop hoots, cheers, and roars were well received as the international DJ played to the requests of the students. The concert was also kept engaging and interactive as the Romanian sensation would often urge the crowd to complete the chorus for him. For some of his better known international hits such as That’s My Name, Stay With me, Kylie, the crowd would occasionally sing along with the DJ. The 1 hour riveting performance finally ended with what Akcent termed as ‘Delhi’s biggest selfie performance ever’.