Performing to packed houses in four cities, University of Pennsylvania student acapella group — Penn Masala performed in the capital recently. Known best for tracks like Aap Jaisa Koi (from the Hollywood flick American Desi) and other tracks like Aadat-Apologize, Ore Piya-She will be loved, Bollywood-meets-international music in some interesting mash-ups, acapella style, Penn Masala were on their second India tour.
The team were expecting an enthusiastic crowd in Delhi as the current president of Penn Masala Sam Levenson had mentioned speaking to Millennium Post, they weren’t disappointed. With 500 plus people enthusiastically singing along and cheering the group, they performed two power-packed sets and kept the crowd on their toes.
With tracks like Yaaron-Dosti, Kehne ko Jashne Bahara hai, Tu hi dil hai, Viva la Vida — Penn Masala interacted with the crowd comprising mostly of college students, those familiar with the band and ex-alumni members. The band handed out CDs of their albums to the crowd announcing their next venture due in March this year.
And the next step is Bollywood, say the team. They want to work with artistes who have influenced the band. With a Hollywood soundtrack under their belt already, Penn Masala is all set to take the next leap.
The band had split the evening in two sets, dividing their best known tracks over the course of the evening keeping the crowd calling out for their own favourites. When Penn Masala sang Aap jaisa Koi, it clearly seemed to be the crowd favourite and the signature song for the evening.
Delhi being their last stop in the India chapter for 2013, Penn Masala had the crowd asking for more as they bowed off stage after an energetic performance. With enthusiastic crowds and some very enjoyable tracks, Penn Masala is definitely welcome to come back to the Capital, once more — as the crowd screamed.