Come November 30 and the India's Capital will play host to a concert featuring bands from SAARC (South Asian Association Regional Cooperation) nations. This concert will play host to bands from all the member countries. So while India will have seven acts, ranging from fusion to Bollywood Pop, Rock and Blues, Pakistan will be represented by the band Strings.
The three-day festival is an initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs along with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and is conceived and designed by Sanjeev Bhargava of Seher, an NGO. Says Bhargava, "At the recent SAARC summit, there was a talk about the need to increase people-to-people interaction within the SAARC regions. If our collegians don't know much about what is happening in the region, something should be done for them so that they take pride in this region."
Bhargava also insists that SAARC nations are "full of some very talented bands". The organisers have spent almost half a year researching on the bands from eight member countries and have put together an eclectic line up. "We have planned the concerts in such a way that each and every band will get its due. Plus as part of the initiative we'll also provide opportunity to interact and jam together to the sounds of unity and peace of the region."
The concert will be held at the Central Park, CP and will be on afternoon through evening, starting November 30 to December 2.