Sound of Music
Right from its inception, the NH7 Weekender music festival has been a big hit. Organised by the music management company Only Much Louder, the festival has given a platform to independent singers to churn out different genres of music which are not film songs. Those who took part in the festival in 2010, the very first time it was held, were artists who literally lived on pennies and poured their blood, sweat and tears into creating this independent music scene that NH7 is representative of today.
What makes the NH7 Weekender such a beautiful festival is that it is full of revolutionaries. I recall my band Shaa’ir+ Func playing on the closing day of the 2010 festival. There was a feeling of camaraderie, of family- hood. We were all in it together, proving to a nation that we can do great things if we capitalise on the revolutionary nature of independent music. Walking around on the festival grounds, you will feel a little hope for the future of music in India and you will dance and sing all the while, knowing you are a crucial part of all of it.