For the Love of Restless Beats
On the night of the 4th of December, a group of strangers gathered in a tiny bar in Mumbai to sing, to pay ode to the blues and to sway, watching the magic of music unfold under dim lights. There was a sense of abandon lingering in the air; the guests were served a side of happy chatter with a dash of nostalgia. This was the prelude to The Orlem Music Festival, an ambitious project that seeks to revolutionise the indie music scene in Mumbai, India. It is the brainchild of Aaron ‘MrWaters’ Gomes, 30, who has been working on the idea with friends ever since a brainwave hit a few years ago.