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News |  05 Oct 2018 19:50 |  By RnMTeam

GoBuzzinga: Zikrr band to perform at world's biggest Momo Festival

MUMBAI: Good food satiates the taste buds and good music aural senses and a combination of both would be a delight. Taking this concept, the 7th edition of World's biggest Momo Festival- GoBuzzinga MoMo Festival 2018, will be happening in Delhi on 6 and 7 October. Every year for past seven years, the festival has been hosting many music bands to perform at the festival and this year too, the line-up is a great mix of all genres of music. One of the band is Zikrr, A fusion Indian Rock Band playing Sufi and Punjabi folk with a unique approach to music and melodies. A five piece band comprising Vocals- Vidhi Tyagi and Jatin Arora, Guitar- Himanshu Rai, Bass- Mohit Sharma, Keyboards- Lavanya Khanna, Drums: Mohit Sharma.

Speaking about this inetresting confluence, Mohit Sharma said, “Momos have become synonymous with the Delhi Culinary Scene and almost all of us have our favourite spots or recipes for them. And to have all of our favourite Momo joints set up shop at one place is an invitation for us to let loose of our foodie sides and enjoy along with the other crazy momo loving people of the city enjoying whilst listening to our music and cheering and supporting us while we play our songs for them. It is an amazing opportunity and we are super excited to make it a memory to cherish forever.”

Agreeing Lavanya continues, “Food and Music both appeal to the heart and soul In unspeakable ways. They both have that feel good factor associated with them and can uplift someone in their times of bad mood or stress. And when these two would join forces at the GoBuzzinga Momo Fest, it is surely gonna be a happy place for everyone involved.”

Sharing their views, Vidhi said, “Whenever we sit down to make a new song or cover an already one, we try to identify with the initial feel which we all decide on unanimously. Our major inclination is towards fusing Sufi/Folk Music with a hard hitting rock sound which we feel appeals more to our multitude of listeners. Some songs demand a slightly mellow feel hence we try and fuse a bit of Jazz & Blues to justify it and go on ahead with the final outcome if we feel like it sounds great.”

Jatin adds, “As mentioned earlier, all of us have our individual inspirations. The ones,

which we all are fans of would be AR Rahman, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Steven Wilson, Sunidhi Chauhan, Qurratulain Baloch, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Audioslave (especially Chris Cornell’s vocal prowess.) Even our contemporaries and fellow musicians inspire us to be at our best each morning, each show.”

The band is looking forwad to perform at the Food Festival and  would also be promoting our Original Composition ‘Maa’ during our performance.

Himanshu continues, “Zikrr has been a family for six years now and through our sheer commitment and understanding of each other’s personalities, we’ve managed to carve an identity for ourselves. We’ve been blessed with a dedicated group of listeners. who’ve supported our music since day one and we feel their love is our biggest USP. Each member of our band has his or her preferences or likeness which we try and honour in all our decision making, be it about making music or important band decisions.”