by Nilabjo Banerjee
Long commute into the city delayed by rush hour traffic made me miss most of Andrade’s set. The YouTube star, noted for her stripped down covers of pop songs, (her cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ & Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’ are favourites) played to a sizeable crowd that was hanging on to every gentle strum and sweet melodies. What a talent, and she is only 21!

Back from a tour in Zimbabwe, solo-acoustic guitarist Maneli Jamal perked more than few ears with a instrumental set that had songs about love and being deported from US. Those paying attention were also amused with his comedic banter and unassuming persona. For someone with this talent, hope Jamal doesn’t fly under the radar for too long.