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Windsong music fest kick-starts in Panaji
24 December, 2012

Two day long Windsong musical festival showcasing the best Indian talent in sufi, rock and soul music was kicked off today at Baga beach. The festival will have India’s few of the topmost bands including Lucky Ali, Rabbi, Strings, Ankur Tewari, Anushka Manchanda (Shkabang), Soulmate, Mohan Kannan (Agnee), Monica Dogra (Shaa’ir n Func), The Ska Vengers and Papon performing in it, who will play over next two days.” This is India’s first ever festival where we feature only Indian bands,” Shailendra Singh, Joint Managing Director, Percept Limited, told PTI at the venue. Two day long festival is being held ahead of Sunburn 2012, a electro dance and music, which will be held between December 27-29.Singh said that they have been looking at target audience of 18-50 years for the Windsong festival which will be annual feature on Goa’s event calendar from this year onwards. The organizers have also planned food carnival and shopping carnival during the festival at the venue. During the two day long event, 22 Indian bands performing folk, jazz, rock, funk, blues and soul music. Singh said that the festival is aiming to bring the finest and the most renowned artists from the world of alternate and independent music. “The festival not only offers the best of what Indian sounds and talent have to showcase but also state of the art technology and effects that makes it a visual delight par excellence,” he added. He said that the whole idea is to create a platform to showcase the outstanding talent and attract multiple audiences. It promises to be a visual treat, and expects to see music lovers from around the country for an ultimate music experience like never before, Singh added.