(L-R) Aaqib, Goubert, Aryok, Emily, Maryam, Jamia team for Western Vocal Group Competition; Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)
(L-R) Aaqib, Goubert, Aryok, Emily, Maryam, Jamia team for Western Vocal Group Competition; Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

Jamia Team for Western Vocal Group Competition in MiRAAS

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Jamia Journal happened to come upon a group of students singing and playing music in the lawns near the Department of History building on-campus.

The group was accompanied by Mr. Apam Shimray, professor in the Department of English, .

(L-R) Aaqib, Goubert, Aryok, Emily, Maryam, Jamia team for Western Vocal Group Competition; Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)
(L-R) Aaqib, Goubert, Aryok, Emily, Maryam, Jamia team for Western Vocal Group Competition; Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 (Photo: Khalid Jaleel)

After talking to Prof. Shimray, we learned that the group was Jamia’s team for the Western Vocal Group competition in the MiRAAS inter-university festival, and Prof. Shimray was their team coach. They were all practicing for their chance to perform in the MiRAAS festival later that afternoon.

Jamia’s team, or band, consists of six members, namely: Aaqib (Meghalaya) and Goubert (Nagaland) on the guitar, Maryam (Nigeria), Emily (Mauritius), Aryok (West Bengal) as vocals, and an American who was not present at the time. All except Goubert and the American are students in the department of English.

Video:

Watch a short video of the band practice their number for the event later that afternoon:

About Khalid Jaleel

Khalid Jaleel is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. He can be reached via email at: khalidj [at] jamiajournal.com

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