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The Q Underground at Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha To Stage 'Raaga Factory'

Posted Mon 26 Aug 2013 05:01:51 pm in News, Tourism & Hospitality | By Dubib.com News Desk

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Keeping up with its vibrant reputation, The Q Underground at the Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha is all set to launch another magical musical experience, titled "Raaga Factory". On September 6, the rugged yet cozy lounge will reverberate with the first of a series of shows; the others are scheduled on the last Friday of every month.

The Raaga Factory encapsulates a unique concept that's the brainchild of JK Eventz CEO, Ms. Jyoti Karmali and Ms. Mitun de Sarkar a nutritionist & the proprietor of Simply Healthy. Ms. Jyoti is well known to provide ecstatic musical experiences, catering to the needs of the varied audiences in Dubai. She holds a reputation to introduce maestros like Talat Aziz, Punkaj Udas and many others in this part of the world.

Ms Karmali stresses, “Music is to the soul what words are to the mind. Raaga Factory is a blend of Bohemian and Nomadic style music, a rare experience for residents of Dubai. As part of this event, 13 different artists will hit the stage, hand-picked after rounds of careful auditions. The event will take place once every month on a weekend and will be aired LIVE on SUNO 102.4, exclusive radio partner for the series."

Ms. Mitun, being one of the artists is equally enthusiastic about the show and enormously excited as the day approaches. She reveals, "The event will bring a mix of jamming sessions, unplugged classical recitals and a selection of instruments from old and modern age".

She adds, "For those seeking fun times with friends surrounded by inspiring music, for the ones looking out for a platform where like-minded music fanatics can share their passion for music, for those who demand an experience with a difference, The Raaga Factory evenings are an effort to present something original each time".

Ms. Roxana Jaffer, Resident Director of Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha and one of the biggest devotees of Indian music is looking forward to the spectacular series. “I come from a family of music lovers – my father played tabla, and my husband is an accomplished singer with a forte in keys – piano, harmonium and the synthesizer. Hosting such an event will not only showcase the talent I believe in but I also cherish and nurture music close to my heart."

The Q Underground at the Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha is well-known for its weekend parties hosted by the likes of Analog Room and Hypnotique. The popular venue was reviewed by Timeout Dubai as the next big thing in Al Barsha proving its metal in providing an incomparable experience.

Participating Artists in the Raaga Factory Launch

  • Rohit Gupta – Vocalist / Pianist / Music Arranger
  • Jayprasad (JP) – Vocalist
  • Naveen Raj – Vocalist
  • Somdatta Basu – Vocalist
  • Deb Chakraborty – Vocalist
  • Anupam Nair – Vocalist / Guitarist
  • Afaq Ahmed – Bass
  • Cmith Sarkar – Keyboard / Rhythm Guitar
  • Hari Sreedhar – Flute
  • Mitin Chakroborty – Drums / Percussions 
  • Arup Gupta – Vocalist / Harmonist
  • Neel Patkar – Lead Guitar
  • Mitun De Sarkar 


About Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha

Set in the city’s most vibrant core Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha provides a modern and comfortable environment for a relaxed Dubai stay. The hotel is conveniently located on Dubai’s main thoroughfare Sheikh Zayed Road, approximately 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport and 45 minutes from Abu Dhabi Airport. All its 310 rooms are beautifully appointed and equipped with the latest facilities keeping in mind your comforts and needs. The hotel presents a wide variety of conference venues – from small to large, all equipped with state-of the-art technology. Completing the full Holiday Inn experience are fabulous dining outlets, outstanding banqueting facilities and impeccable service. Guests can enjoy weekly theme nights at The Royal Budha, Gharana and Lounge@Barsha.

For more information please visit: www.holidayinn.com or www.hialbarshadubai.com


With its 15 year successful history in events in Dubai, a large part of it focused on music and arts, JK Eventz, formerly Jyoti Karmali FZE, has always had a firm grip on the need-gap in the Dubai music landscape and is no stranger to the Dubai audiences. When Ghazals had taken the music world by storm nearly a decade ago, JK Eventz brought maestros like Talat Aziz, Pankaj Udhas and Anup Jalota to the shores of Dubai. Introducing Jazz to the region, JK Eventz organized the Chivas Jazz Festival, one of the first Jazz focused events to serenade Dubai audiences, as well as Dynamic Fusion, bringing the Indian Jazz artist, Louis Banks, to Dubai. At a time when Dubai craved larger-than-life musical extravaganzas, JK Eventz had proudly brought in the best names from the bollywood music industry, from Sunidhi and Rahat to Shankar and Hariharan. From classically accomplished artists like Ustad Rashid Khan to the more commercially appealing folk singers like Sukhvinder Singh and Daler Mehendi, JK Eventz has always made its mark, tastefully  and musically. Raaga Factory is set to become yet another jewel in the crown for JK Eventz.


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