RED BANDSTAND Azaadi Festival Concludes with Rocking Performances and an album launch


Kolkata, August 15, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Chandrabindoo, Anupam Roy Band, Fossils and Cactus came together on the same stage with four budding bands to conjure a splendid musical extravaganza at Salt Lake City Centre. All this happened at 93.5 RED FM’s magnificent presentation to revolutionize the Bangla rock music—‘RED BANDSTAND Azaadi Festival’


Apart from engrossing performances by mentor and new bands, RED FM marked the occasion with launch of a new album of their original compositions. These four new compositions by Chandrabindoo, Anupam Roy Band, Fossils and Cactus reflect the expression of ‘Aaaj ke zamaane ka azaadi’ and will be aired by RED FM around the time of the Independence Day.

                                 Rupam Islam during Fossil's performance

Each mentor-challenger band duo dished out their unique brand of sound and lyrics. For example, while Chandrabindoo set their tunes to satire on a an extremely catchy and fun song called “HEY BASHUNDHORA, TUMI DHANO DHANYE MISTAKE E BHORA!” , Anupam Roy Band gifted a beautiful composition about the sweet paradoxes of modern India in their song “AMARI DESH”. Fossils yearned for “EK NOTUN AZAADI” while Cactus shifted to Hindi lyrics in “UDAAN”. The various songs ranged from latin, pop, alternative, to rock genres – something for everyone! Four new bands Crossroads, Tamal n trip, Aporinoto and the Grooverz were chosen to sing along the big bands in these tracks through an extensive 3 week audition level concerts. If digital and on-air premiere is any indication, they are powerful superhits in the making!

                                            Cactus during their performance

Commenting on the success of RED BANDSTAND Azadi Festival, Nisha Narayanan, COO, 93.5 RED FM said, “With RED BANDSTAND, we are committed to nurture the budding musicians and singers and help them showcase their talent to a wider audience. As Rock music is deep rooted within the culture of Kolkata, RED FM is proud to be presenting this opportunity and bringing the best talent of the Bangla rock music to the mainstream. It is amazing to see the grand success of Azaadi Festival getting tremendous response from the participants and people of Kolkata.”

                                            Launch of the album 'Aaj k Zamaane ka Azaadi'

This was the first time that a radio station has taken the lead in helping independent music bands win appreciation for their work. RED FM will also help the bands in showcasing their talent on its digital platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to provide a wider reach and exposure.