Bhubaneswar: After successful completion of a mesmerizing first edition of Xamboree – the flagship event of XUB in 2018, Xavier University Bhubaneswar is gearing up for its second edition, which is Xamboree’19, the biggest annual Cultural – Management fest of Eastern India. Spread across 3 days, from 27th-29th September 2019, it will be a blend of individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds coming together for music, art, theatre, literature and business events and will put to test their intellectual, oratory, artistic, creative skills and business inclination. It is expected to have more than 100 educational institutions participating and a footfall of over 5000. This is the platform to inspire and be inspired, and it stays true to its vision of motivating the youth of our nation to think out of the box, expand their horizons and reach the zenith of success in all their endeavors.
This year we are looking forward to having some riveting performances by the singing sensation Rituraj Mohanty, stand-up comedian Rahul Subramanian, Mumbai based music band Bombay Bassment and finally EDM sensation Nucleya. The audience is going to get awe-struck with their performances during Xamboree’19.
Rituraj Mohanty, who is known by his stage name Rituraj, is an Indian singer and the winner of the singing competition, India’s Raw Star in 2014 edition. Some of his famous works include Sahib from the movie Bhoothnath Returns, Aam Ke Aam Honge from Aamir Khan’s television show Satyamev Jayate (Season 2) and Adhuri Zindagi Hai which was composed by Himesh Reshammiya from the movie Teraa Surroor. He is ready to make his Bollywood debut as an actor in the movie The Pushkar Lodge where he will be seen playing the role of a leading singer of a rock band.
The next performer needs no introduction, he can make you laugh and steal your hearts with his witty one-liners. Rahul Subramanian, the stand-up comedian from Mumbai has been performing since 2014 and has won various stand-up competitions like Virgin Pants and Canvas Laugh Club. He is an Engineer and MBA graduate whose delivery style of punches slowly and morbidly steals the show.
Bombay Bassment is a Mumbai based band formed in 2010 whose music is a blend of Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggae, Funk, Drum, and Bass. The band comprises of veteran MC/rapper Bob, bassist Ruell and DJ Major Chandu. The journeys of these veterans in entertainment have been different from Bob moving to Bombay from Kenya, Ruell has been in the industry for the past 8 years, and Chandu who was a resident DJ at landmark clubs in Mumbai, currently co-producer of Bombay Bassment. Their high energy and hip-shaking performances have captured Indian as well as international audiences alike, winning them several awards.
The person who is single-handedly responsible for defining a sound and building a lexicon of bass music unique to India, who’s “Bass Rani” has shaken the world, presenting you NUCLEYA, the country’s most popular EDM sensation and influential independent artist. Udayan Sagar, better known by his stage name NUCLEYA, released his first album Pragat Pritam in 2009 and there was no stepping back. His albums Bass Rani, Raja Baja and Tota Moyna, which was in collaboration with Raftaar, Anirudh Ravichander, Shruti Hassan and many more have gained immense popularity across the country. He was awarded during the Global Indian Music Awards 2016 under the category Best Electronica Single for Little Lotto and Jungle Raja. The song Let’s Nacho from Kapoor & Sons, which created sensation is his collaborative work with Badshah and Benny Dayal, was nominated under the category Critics’ Choice Album of the Year for Mirchi Music Awards 2017 and Best Music Album for Filmfare Award 2017.
This 3-day spectacle promises to be a unique experience for everyone who believes in the power of the students, who, through their medium of expression, are steering the winds of change.