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MON 27 Tue
The blueFROG Bar Night is an evening devoted to the blueFROG community. Regulars as well as newcomers can come over every Tuesday for a night of mingling, bonding and chilling out. Make it your weekly hangout zone where people become familiar, prices are great and the music is always upbeat and recognisable.

We start the night with a hilarious Stand-Up comedy routine and then move into some groovy tunes.

There are great deals on F&B including quarters all night (starting at Rs. 500 plus taxes), beer buckets (starting at Rs. 650 plus taxes) and cocktail pitchers (Rs. 1500 plus taxes) plus wine at retail prices (i.e. same as wine shop prices). Also check out our range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries.

In music we're going old school and commercial with blueFROG resident DJ Leon Russell. So come on down to the blueFROG Bar Night. Make it YOUR night! 
09:00PM-12:30AM
Retro
The blueFROG Bar Night The blueFROG Bar Night
28 Wed
The Rio Samaya Band's music is an eclectic fusion of original, traditional and modern songs in a magical combination of Latin, Traditional Folk and Rumba. This duo – hailing from Vancouver but with a vivid Latin American flavour - does the work of an entire band, oftentimes swapping out instruments mid-song in what can only be described as an impressive display of virtuosity. The Rio Samaya Band is a musical caravan full of treasures and surprises. Their goal is to reach as many communities as possible and share their music and even merge with other world artists to record their original compositions.
10:30PM-12:30AM
WorldFusion more
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True to their name, Avial (a mixed-vegetable delicacy) blends Malayalam Poetry with Contemporary Alternative Rock Music.

The band members come from an in-depth musical background, with a diverse exposure of working with different bands before they could come together. In search of something more intrinsic, with a sense of belonging, Avial discovered and articulated the expression in their own mother tongue, dared to express their music with their self-titled debut album.

Fetching a great name for them selves, Avial is one of the most sought after Indian bands today, transcending genres, justifying the term “Alternative Malayalam Rock”
Artists performing:
Tony John -- Vocals
Rex Vijayan -- Guitars 
Binny Isaac -- Bass 
Mithun Puthanveetil -- Drums
10:00PM-12:30AM
Rock
Avial
30 Fri

Club Closed

31 Sat

Club Closed

01 Sun
Stretching languidly over 5 hours, the brunch is nothing short of decadent. With over 50 dishes to choose from you would need many Sundays to sample everything on offer. The open bar includes a whole range of cocktails, sparkling wine cocktails, martinis, beer, wine and fruit juices.

The Sunday brunch at blueFROG is the only brunch in town with live music and dancing. It is the perfect place to spend time with your loved ones, over a variety of board games like Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga. The blueFROG Sunday brunch - a game the whole family can play!

Artist Performing: Rachit Lakhmani.
11:30AM-05:00PM
Food
Sunday Brunch + miniFROG with fun activities for kids
Straight out of “Hamburg house city”, Adana Twins helped secure their home’s reputation for deep grooves with a series of early EPs that have made them among the most buzz-worthy acts to emerge from the German media capital. Placing repeatedly in the pole position on both Resident Advisor and Beatport charts, the duo of Take It Easy and Friso have found their way into the record bags and Traktor set-ups of the world’s top DJs, while comfortably establishing their own sound where sleek beats and clever sampling are only a small piece of a bigger musical vision that began to form during a previous era.

Formed in 2006, at the height of the French indie-electro takeover, the pair was, like the rest of the world, instantly enamored with the song-filled crossover sound coming from Ed Banger and its affiliates. But unlike many of their peers, Adana Twins soon began to feel exhausted with the harder, stronger, faster ethos that took over the community.

The appreciation for deeper beats soon found its way into the duo’s all-night DJ gigs, which allowed them to buck the trend of the times by playing all styles and tempos. They quickly established a residency at famed Reeperbahn club Baalsaal soon where they could incorporate the full range of dance music over eight to ten hour sets. 

Perfectly poised to seize the opportunity, Adana Twins delivered their first hits, “Everyday” and “Strange”, on Exploited in 2012. The tracks would go international, being played by the likes of A-Trak, Pete Tong, Soul Clap, and Wolf+Lamb to name just a few, and would lead to remix requests for labels such as Get Physical, Noir Records and Kitsune.

The wider attention also sent Adana Twins off on a whirlwind year of touring, manning the decks at renowned venues such as Ushuaia (Ibiza), Cielo (New York), Watergate (Berlin), Warung Beach Club (Brazil) and The Warehouse Project in Manchester.They also got their first taste of festival success, offering their sound to an exceptionally appreciative crowd at Loveland and MELT Festival.

This expanding scene, which includes many colleagues from the pair’s former careers in design and advertising, forms the nexus of music, art and graphics community that is sure to see Adana’s next step— whether an album, a live show, or something equally exciting—rival that of the Ed Banger heroes who inspired Take It Easy and Friso in the first place.
07:00PM-01:00AM
House
Electric Wonderland Promo party presents EXXTENDED Feat. ADANA TWINS
MON 03 Tue
The blueFROG Bar Night is an evening devoted to the blueFROG community. Regulars as well as newcomers can come over every Tuesday for a night of mingling, bonding and chilling out. Make it your weekly hangout zone where people become familiar, prices are great and the music is always upbeat and recognisable. There are great deals on F&B including quarters all night (starting at Rs. 500 plus taxes), beer buckets (starting at Rs. 650 plus taxes) and cocktail pitchers (Rs. 1500 plus taxes) plus wine at retail prices (i.e. same as wine shop prices). Also check out our range of Craft Beers from Gateway Breweries. In music we're going old school and commercial with blueFROG's own DJ Leon Russell. So come on down to the blueFROG Bar Night. Make it YOUR night!
09:00PM-12:30AM
Retro
The blueFROG Bar Night
Free entry
04 Wed
Kefaya is an international collective of musicians founded and led by virtuoso Italian guitarist, Giuliano Modarelli and renowned British pianist, Al MacSween. Exploring world folk traditions through improvisation, live electronics and contemporary grooves, Kefaya's appeal is in their ability to combine musical idioms in a unique and organic way, with influences spanning across Europe, India and Africa to the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East. Their sound results from a deep understanding of different musical languages and from their extensive collaborative projects with artists from across the globe, including Cuban jazz pioneer Omar Puente, flamenco singer Chico Perez, tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh, Palestinian oud virtuoso Ahmed Eriqat and many others.

Opening Act: New Jersey City University Quartet (Jazz)
Featuring:
Jack Breslin, a bassist and cellist, Marc Velez, a jazz guitarist, Chelsea Hughey a jazz drummer and Christian DeGrave a saxophonist.
 
10:00PM-12:30AM
JazzWorld more
Kefaya (Italy/UK). Opening Act New Jersey City University Quartet
05 Thu
Kefaya is an international collective of musicians founded and led by virtuoso Italian guitarist, Giuliano Modarelli and renowned British pianist, Al MacSween. Exploring world folk traditions through improvisation, live electronics and contemporary grooves, Kefaya's appeal is in their ability to combine musical idioms in a unique and organic way, with influences spanning across Europe, India and Africa to the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East. Their sound results from a deep understanding of different musical languages and from their extensive collaborative projects with artists from across the globe, including Cuban jazz pioneer Omar Puente, flamenco singer Chico Perez, tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh, Palestinian oud virtuoso Ahmed Eriqat and many others.
10:00PM-12:30AM
FlamencoAfrican more
Kefaya (Italy/UK)
06 Fri
At the age of 16 Yonatan Marcow discovered electronic music and the psytrance world with tunes from astral projection, double dragon and other mind blowing acts from those times. It was then yonatan decided to start produce psytrance. 

Without leaving the studio much and hours of hard work later Yonatan unleashed "BLISS" upon the world with his debut album ,"The Rhythmus Gene", on Phantasm early in 2005. It came as a big surprise to many in the psyworld. Since then, Yonatan has been traveling around the globe, performing his new tunes at parties, festivals and clubs. 
10:30PM-01:00AM
Psytrance
BLiSS (Israel). Opening Set: Moss
07 Sat
Having a key role in promoting Hip Hop/Trap music, DJ SA can be seen performing regularly at clubs all around the country. 2013 saw DJ SA playing the NH7 Weekender, Pune to rave reviews. 

Further appearances at the NH7 Shakedown parties as well as his own signature night "Fresh" saw him digging into his roots to get Hip Hop the attention it deserves. He has opened for the likes of Akon, Charmillionaire, Kardinal Ofishall, Sean Kingston, Snoop Dogg (Lion), MIMS and DJ Green Lantern resulting in collaborations with Universal Music to promote all their hip hop albums across India in the past. 

More recently he opened for "DJ Mick" at VH1's signature event "Hip Hop Hustle" as well as provided support to bass music kingpin "Flux Pavilion" further cementing his status as a key player in Indian club culture.
10:30PM-01:00AM
Hip/Hop
UnCensored Feat. DJ SA
08 Sun

Paragon Ensemble (Scotland)

Paragon Music is an inclusive music organisation that transforms the lives of young people and adults, including those with additional support needs, through participation in high quality music and dance programmes.   


Established in 1980, Paragon presented regular series of concerts throughout Scotland and the UK and commissioned many new works from leading Scottish based composers for performances of dance, music-theatre, film, recordings and broadcasts. Paragon now runs Inclusive music and dance programmes and performances including the world music group, Kaleidophone ensemble.


Paragon Ensemble is made up their expert music facilitators and practitioners.


Ninian Perry : Double Bass, Director Paragon  

Tom Oakes : Guitar, Tom Oakes Experiment & Royal conservatoire of Music Glasgow                                    

Eddie McGuire : Flute, Scottish Chamber Orchestra  

Charlotte : Piano


Intrigue: Sunita Bhuyan (India)
Sunita Bhuyan a violinist of the Hindustani style is the recipient of the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini award for Music. Sunita has undergone her initial training from her mother Minoti Khaund, eminent violinist and disciple of Pt. V.G. Jog. The mother daughter duo have performed Jugalbandis (duets) and solos all over the country and abroad to a variety of audiences.


Along with classical music she has performed a wide range of semi classical melodies, like spiritual jazz, folk, devotional, bhajans, hyms to reach out to a diverse spectrum of audiences. “Bharat Darshan", a journey of Indian folk music and a workshop on Raag Yaman” a medium to educate the young on classical music. Her album “Bihu Strings” under the reputed Times Music label explores the prevalence of classical and world music elements in Assamese Bihu. 


Her music led programs are “Life enrichment through music” - a program on stress management for Holistic development using music therapy, “Melody and Harmony”, a workshop on leadership and team values, ‘Raagas to Bollywood” a presentation depicting the universal seven notes in all genres and styles and “Sahakriya” a presentation of Indian work culture and ethics through music.


Jai Vakeel School

Jai Vakeel School (run by The Research Society) is a 70 year old NGO working with those who are Intellectually Disabled. They were founded in 1944 and are the largest and oldest NGO for the mentally challenged. Their USP is that they work with the entire spectrum of Intellectual Disability (from borderline IQ to mild, moderate, severe to profound) and a lot of their students have multiple disabilities.

09:00PM-12:00AM
WorldIndian Classical more
Stage Arts Live presents Joi De Vivre: Collaboration for a Cause: Paragon Ensemble with Intrigue (Sunita Bhuyan)
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12 Thu
Will And The People is a British band formed in 2010. The band consists of Will Rendle (lead singer, guitar and bass), Jim Ralphs (Hammond organ and Melodica), Charlie Harman (drums) and Jamie Rendle (guitar). They met at the Glastonbury Festival in 2010 and moved to a village westside of London where they live, rehearse and write.

They are one of the UK’s most inspirational bands. Having skanked, bopped and pogo’d their way over 4 continents in the past few years - completely self funded and with no backing from record labels, if ever there was a band that can be truly called ‘organic’ then this is them! WATP are a non-conformist 4-piece band that stick true to an exuberant, integral and timeless output, shunning the pressures of attempting to sound like the latest buzz band – and they’ve been duly rewarded. The band have amassed considerable success in Europe and Worldwide, simultaneously preserving their dedicated UK fanbase by way of countless gigs and festival bookings. Performing perpetually across the globe, sharing stages with the likes of Green Day, Ben Howard, Foo Fighters and The Police, they have a cult-like international fan base, touring in Australia (twice), India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. In Holland the band sold-out a 10 date tour and played all the major festivals – headlining the main stage at PinkPop Festival (50,000 cap). WATP’s success isn’t exclusively continental, their past six London gigs sold-out tickets purely from their own website, as well as recent sold-out UK tour. WATP have gone wherever the fans have requested and are blessed with an avid fanbase, worldwide chart entries with millions of YouTube hits. WATP will travel from playing to 50,000 people in Europe, to a tiny bar in east London the next day and still deliver an unpredictable, mesmerising show. 
10:30PM-12:30AM
Ska
Will & The People
13 Fri
In an age where previously million dollar studios have been condensed into laptop friendly software easily pirated by the tech savvy kids of today it is easy to see why many upcoming producers chase trends trying to hit it big quickly rather than spend years developing their own sonic palette. There is a reason why producers who fall into the trap, even the initially successful ones fade into obscurity almost as quickly as they emerge from it and that is because whilst fashions seem to change at an increasingly alarming rate, curiosity innovation and creativity are permanent. Marc Martinez Nadal known as AFFKT is an artist that feels falls into the latter category.

Committed to progress whilst showing a healthy respect for the past is one of AFFKT’s most unique audible features. Above all, AFFKT is synonymous with electronic music; incorporating music from across the musical spectrum to form new amalgamations to create music that he feels, loves and knows. Considering fusion as one of the main aspects of artistic evolution, as he proved in his first hit “Points” on Barraca Music, and stunning the world with his brave innovation, technical sensuality and control of different sound tempos. Taking influence from Jazz, Soul, Latin, Pop and Funk amongst countless other genres. 

He considers fusion as one of the main aspects of artistic evolution, stunning the world with his brave innovation, technical sensuality and control of different sound tempos. Since then he has not stopped producing and remixing for labels such as Get Physical, Bedrock, Noir music, Sincopat, Suara, Rekids, Buzzin fly, Mobilee, Cécille, Vakant, Mothership, Rebirth, OFF, International Freakshow, Perspectiv or Skint and for artists such as tech de Mathias Kaden, Radio Slave, Remute, Spencer Parker, or Noisia to just name a few.

At the same time, in his live and Dj shows, AFFKT displays a free and fascinating scope of influences, references and styles that create an unexpected wave of sound energy on any dance floor. 
10:30PM-01:00AM
Electronic
Ankytrixx & Friends Present AFFKT (Spain)
14 Sat
Will and The People
Will And The People is a British band formed in 2010. The band consists of Will Rendle (lead singer, guitar and bass), Jim Ralphs (Hammond organ and Melodica), Charlie Harman (drums) and Jamie Rendle (guitar). They met at the Glastonbury Festival in 2010 and moved to a village westside of London where they live, rehearse and write.

They are one of the UK’s most inspirational bands. Having skanked, bopped and pogo’d their way over 4 continents in the past few years - completely self funded and with no backing from record labels, if ever there was a band that can be truly called ‘organic’ then this is them! WATP are a non-conformist 4-piece band that stick true to an exuberant, integral and timeless output, shunning the pressures of attempting to sound like the latest buzz band – and they’ve been duly rewarded. The band have amassed considerable success in Europe and Worldwide, simultaneously preserving their dedicated UK fanbase by way of countless gigs and festival bookings. Performing perpetually across the globe, sharing stages with the likes of Green Day, Ben Howard, Foo Fighters and The Police, they have a cult-like international fan base, touring in Australia (twice), India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore. In Holland the band sold-out a 10 date tour and played all the major festivals – headlining the main stage at PinkPop Festival (50,000 cap). WATP’s success isn’t exclusively continental, their past six London gigs sold-out tickets purely from their own website, as well as recent sold-out UK tour. WATP have gone wherever the fans have requested and are blessed with an avid fanbase, worldwide chart entries with millions of YouTube hits. WATP will travel from playing to 50,000 people in Europe, to a tiny bar in east London the next day and still deliver an unpredictable, mesmerising show. 

Reggae Rajahs 
Reggae Rajahs are India's first reggae sound system. Known for theirenergetic live performances, they are reggae entertainers andpromoters based out of New Delhi. Formed in 2009, they have dedicated themselves to spreading the sounds of dub, reggae and dancehall music across India. They frequently perform at clubs and live venues all over the country and have also performed at many festivals including Sunburn Festival (Goa), SulaFest (Nashik) and Ragasthan (Jaisalmer). They host and curate their own stage at theNH7 Weekender Festival called the ‘Dubstation’ which has introduced thousands of people to dub based sounds over the last three years.The last year saw Reggae Rajahs make their second appearance on the European tour circuit, performing at major festivals such as ototom Sunsplash (Spain), Sziget Festival (Hungary), OutlookFestival (Croatia), Uprising Reggae Festival (Slovakia) and Ostroda Reggae Festival (Poland). This past year also marked the beginningof Reggae Rajahs as a truly international sound with DJ MoCity representing the crew in Dubai, BeLights in Malta and Diggy Dang, General Zooz and Ziggy B holding it down in New Delhi. In January 2013, Reggae Rajahs were chosen as the opening act for Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion in New Delhi. They have also shared the stage with a number of established international artists such as DubInc. (France), Million Stylez (Sweden), Ziggi Recado (Holland), Tippa Irie, Apache Indian, Mr. Williamz, Brother Culture, Soom T, Deadly Hunta, Mungo's HI Fi (all UK), Supa Bassie & Sargento Garcia (Spain),Dreadsquad (Poland) and Subatomic Sound (USA).  
10:00PM-01:30AM
ReggaeSka
Will and The People & Reggae Rajahs: Official Sulafest After Party
15 Sun

Mathias Duplessy & Mukhtiyar Ali: From Asian deserts to Andalusia

Collaborations between the east and west such as Zakir and McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin, have resulted in some of the finest music over the decades. Mathias Duplessy from France started working with the Sufi Indian singer Mir Mukhtiyar Ali six years ago and soon realised they had a common language in music. They evolved a style of their own, which was inspired by Rajasthani folk, flamenco, blues, reggae, African, Japanese and Mongolian music. In 2011, they recorded an album in Paris called “Jeena Jeena” and have been performing since with the great Bastien Charlery, accordion player from the Bulgarian gypsy style. The famous sarangi player Sabir Khan who works with them on film scores will also join the stage for an exceptional evening!

Mathias Duplessy

Difficult to label him, he plays dozens of instruments and loves the strings. Mathias Duplessy belongs to the generation of musicians who do not like borders; and approaches world music without any complex. From a song to a solo guitar suite or strings adagio, his music conveys the big spaces and the time passing.


Between flamenco, oriental, classical music or gypsy jazz, his style is unique and full of energy. 
Joyful, generous, Mathias has a lot of projects following his music encounters and composes music for films in France, Morocco and India (Peepli Live, Finding Fanny).

Mukhtiyar Ali

He comes from the semi-nomadic community called Mirasi from the Thar desert. He lives in Pugal, a village at the border of Pakistan and Rajasthan. He belongs to the 26th generation of this community which has successfully kept alive the oral tradition Sufiana Qalam.


Mukhtiyar Ali has a voice which can only be experienced. He has preserved the ideology of Sufiana music which impels divine communion with an ecstasy created in total detachment. He pervades this very essence of Sufiana Qalam with his involvement not just in the music but also in its poetry.


Today, while singing Sufi poetry all over the country with his original compositions, he's also regularly called in to Bombay to work on film background scores and tours abroad with his Jeena Jeena team.

 

09:00PM-12:00AM
World
Mukhtiyar Ali (India) & Mathias Duplessy (France)
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