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Jaipur's Kava Brass band to perform at World Cup semi-finals

Written by: Staff

Jaipur, July 4 (UNI) Sharing the dais with the soccer giants in World Cup may be a distant dream for the Baichung Bhutias but an Indian folk band is all set to make an appearance in the semi-finals of the event during tomorrow's France-Portugal match in Berlin.

The Kava Brass band, which has previously made American pop star Michael Jackson dance to its tunes in London, promises to add an Indian flavour to the all-European affair with a traditional Rajasthani folk tune ''Pallo Latke''.

The band members said they would play other traditional tunes as well alongwith bollywood numbers but added that the atmosphere in the stadium will also play a part in the deciding the music for the day.

''Music is like food. Both need improvisation to be good. So, whatever we play will depend on the mood in the stadium. We will play according to the atmosphere and hopefully we will win over some new admirers,'' one of the band members said.

The excited band members said though they have been regularly performing at the international stage but playing at the soccer World Cup would be a unique experience in itself.

''We are very excited and hope to spread the Rajasthani music and culture by playing at the FIFA World Cup,'' band leader Hameed Khan Kawa said.

Several other cultural groups from different countries have been invited to participate in the event. The band had earlier played at the 1998 World Cup Soccer held in France.


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