Raabta by NUS Naach
ExxonMobil Campus Concerts presented by NUS Centre For The Arts
Today, we are witnessing an unprecedented wave of trends that are interestingly (both explicitly and subtly) linked to our past. Fashion trends from the 70s and 80s are resurfacing and are becoming the new look for youths today. Concepts like chivalry, vegetarianism, old classics in the form of musical remixes, and the idea of rebellion are making a come-back. While the way we interact with people today has evolved, the ultimate attempt in maintaining the human connect through these “new” platforms remains unchanged. Raabta (n.) Urdu for connection, is NUS Naach’s attempt at exploring this cyclical connect between the ‘old’ and the ‘new’. Through the canvas of nine distinctly different pieces, Raabta evaluates our present through the lens of our past. We tell stories of innocence, of heartbreak, loss, upliftment, and of connection as we reflect on how relatable these are to our lives. “Everything Old is New Again” is our attempt at grounding our present in the past, as we introspect on how much of what we experience in the current, has essentially originated from our past.