HYDERABAD: The wintery chill be damned, nothing could stop revelers from heading to the Raghu Dixit concert this weekend. The Raghu Dixit Project performed in the city as part of the Hydourite Festival.
The fourth event of the Hydourite saw the second largest gathering of 1800 people. The highest number being for Sivamani’s performance last year which clocked in over 3000 people. Though the performance started late by one hour owing to the band being delayed while they were travelling from Kathmandu, over 1800 eager fans braved the harsh winds for a night of great music.
The band made it for the gig, but they had to make do with borrowed instruments as their instruments went missing during the layover.
Enthusiasm and fervour was high as the band performed some popular numbers like Mysore se avi who, Hewy Bhagwan Song, Kannada song Gudugudiya Sedi Nodo besides their most popular song Jag Changa for the next two hours.
The audience could be seen tapping their feet to the peppy numbers while whipped out their phones to capture the moments. Following their performance at PBEL City. The Raghu Dixit Project will be heading to Kochi and then to Mangalore on Tuesday.
Raghu’s musical style is a blend Indian ethnic folk, Sufi with classical phrases cleverly mixed into his songs. Raghu Dixit is a singer-songwriter, producer, and film score composer based in Bangalore. Though a gold medalist in Masters in Microbiology and a proficient Indian classical dancer (Vidwat in Bharatanatyam),
Raghu Dixit’s unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language. From playing to over 100,000 people in his home state to every big music festival in India, from Glastonbury, to the BBC to even playing for the Queen of England and the entire Royal Family, Raghu Dixit has become one of the most popular indie bands in the country today.