Mojo Rising 2018
By Pinkerala News Desk | Feb 13, 2018
If you haven’t been living under a rock in Kochi you probably have seen or heard about the 2nd edition of Mojo Rising. Mojo Rising is a music festival which started first in 2016. The event itself is produced by Mathrubhumi, the media organization. The second edition of Mojo Rising took place last weekend on 10th and 11th. The location was in Bolgatty Palace grounds. This edition had 16 artists spread over two days with the event starting at 3.30 and ending at 10 PM.
The first day started with Blank Planet from Kochi which really seems like a band which could go national. Other highlights from the first day included a comeback performance by hard-core metal band The Down Troddence (TDT), they with their trademark screaming brought the crowd to a Frenzy, Then stories about the joys and sadness of Malayalee life by Thakara, an amazing rap performance by Brodha V and of course the headliner of the Event Ky-Mani Marley. He is the son of Bob Marley which might have been advertised a little strong, because it is always tough to live up to such a big legacy, but he did put in a credible performance.
The second day began by a really great performance by Trivandrum based band Cut a Vibe. On the other end of the spectrum there was Live Banned which other than their colourful costumes was just a south Indian cover band. Gowry Lakshmi spellbinded the audience with her amazing vocal range. The other acts included when Chai Met Toast, Suraj Mani and the Tattva Trip and the ever amazing Thaikkudam Bridge. But special mention needs to be made of the performance of the carnatic rock Band Agam which had such a big fan following that the entire audience was shouting their names before the performance even began. It was incredible and awe-inspiring.
The event itself was well organized with most of the bands starting on time with no major sound hiccups. The food and beverage options were basic. The options wasn’t definitely over prized as usual. Also these shows always seem to have a regular group of festival goers which helps with building a community of artists.
On seeing the crowd response Weekender it seems like the enthusiasm for big music events like Mojo Rising, Sunburn Arena and NH7 Weekender Express seems to be increasing in Cochin. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come and Cochin becomes as a good festival destination as Pune in the future.
Photo credits: Mojo Rising 2018 facebook page
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