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Indian Ocean Memorial Concert

December 22, 2010

Indian Ocean is an Indo-Rock fusion band, one of first in India, and by far the best.

And I had the opportunity to see them live in concert. Ain’t I lucky ;)?



It was a Memorial Concert, held in the memory of their late band member Asheem Chakravarty. Staged at Bandra Fort out in the open with at-the-moment-wonderful Mumbai climate and a occassional chilly sea breeze, I couldn’t have asked for a better set up. The organization was perfect, the crowd was rocking, and the music mind-blowing. It was one of my best Friday nights in a long time.

And it was well deserved, for I had gone to the ends of the earth literally, to some nook and cranny of Mumbai to obtain the passes. But who’s complaining, the night absolutely made up for my frustration that day.


The moment the show started it promised to be as amazing as I had envisioned it to be.

In the nearly two-hour gig, the band performed some of their greatest hits from all their albums including their latest 16/330 Khajoor Road. The show opened with Bula Raha’ from this new album and a differently showcased ‘Nam Myo Ho’ from another album- Jhini.

As an obligation to the audience’s vociferous demands, their chart topping singles ‘Bandeh’ and ‘Kandisa’ were also performed (check out the video here).

Shrikanth Sriram joined the band with his magical flute on the song ‘Maa Rewa’ and a jugalbandi ensued with the members.


"Indian Ocean Memorial Concert"


It was undoubtedly a memorable evening, and words cannot justify it (not that I am feeling too lazy or anything, in case that is what you are thinking because of my prolonged absence from the blog :P). However, I am going to say this much- check out the band’s website for their next concert (and also my photoblog for another shot). It is something you shouldn’t miss.


Anyways that’s it for now. Ciao!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. Ankur permalink
    December 22, 2010 11:41 PM

    Must have been awesome. Did they also do Zindegi from Peepli?

  2. December 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    Indian Ocean is my favourite band and will sorely miss Asheem Da.

    • December 27, 2010 12:41 PM

      Yeah, it somehow feels incomplete without him.

  3. December 23, 2010 10:15 PM

    Nice i dont live there so i dont know much about the music scene .. but it seems you had a good time …


  4. December 24, 2010 2:33 PM

    Awesome! ‘Bandeh’ gets so deep inside us! You sure are enjoying your winters. Merry Christmas 🙂

  5. December 24, 2010 5:21 PM

    Sounds fun 🙂

  6. Holiday Blogger permalink
    December 26, 2010 9:29 PM

    “Bandeh” really sends chills down my spine. Just love their music. 🙂

    • December 27, 2010 12:42 PM

      We all seem to have the same opinion. I love it too :D!

  7. Arvind Chugh permalink
    February 19, 2011 2:06 PM

    Well ..I also had a chance to see them live in Shenzhen(China) when they performed in front of more than 300 Chinese university students.

    All of them were dancing madly when IO band tuned to Jugalbandi..


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