On Friday evening, Bengaluru-based folk music band The Raghu Dixit Project played a stellar set for thousands of delighted college students, at K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai, with Red Bull Music Presents The Raghu Dixit Project. Mumbai-based singer-songwriters Mali and Tejas opened proceedings for the night, with a hugely enjoyable pop music set.
A proponent of classic pop tunes from the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s, Mali’s songs are inspired by people – both those closest to her, as well as those she has encountered over the years, and have impacted her in some way. Fellow singer-songwriter/pop-rock artist from Mumbai, Tejas also joined her for the show as the two played a melodic half hour-long set of pop tunes that set the stage nicely for The Raghu Dixit Project.
Playing their last show in Mumbai for a while before they set off on a mammoth tour of the UK, The Raghu Dixit Project brought their best to K.J. Somaiya College. The band played close to a two hour-long set, opening with Jag Changa, which had the gathered crowd dancing from the get-go. The set also included other favourites such as Lokada Kalaji, Mysore Se Aayi, Hey Bhagwan and Ambar.
The next Red Bull Music show will see a special showcase of Indian hip-hop in Guwahati, with Red Bull Music Presents Raftaar, Divine, Borkung and Khasi Bloodz, on February 25.