Udaipur to host world music festival

A World of Music comes to Udaipur

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When: 13 – 14 February, 2016

Where: Fateh Sagar Paal (afternoon sessions) & Railway Institute Grounds (evening sessions) Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Timings: 2pm – 5pm (Fateh Sagar Paal); 6pm – 10pm (Railway Institute Grounds)

Udaipur, the Venice of the East, will come alive with the first of its kind festival in India on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 & 14, 2016. This city-wide, multi-venue music festival cutting across several genres of music will bring together more than 100 global artists and ensembles from over 12 countries including Spain, Ghana, Venezuela, Italy, France and India among many others.

An event of this scale is being designed to cater to the music lovers cutting across barriers of age and different walks of life. To be conducted every year at the same time, the festival will feature unparalleled live performances with the city of lakes as a background and will celebrate cultural diversity at its best. In tune with how certain moods and music are associated with different times of the day, the festival will start with romantic treats during the laid back mild winter afternoons and will end with high energy concerts in the evenings.

The Line up:

Day 1 has one of the most popular Fado singers from Portugal, Carminho who has captured the imagination of the West will be performing for the first time in India. Magical French composer Mathias Duplessy will collaborate with outstanding Rajasthani vocalist Mukhtiyar Ali from the semi-nomadic community called Mirasi from the Thar Desert. A world music festival will be incomplete without the magical Flamenco which is being represented by one of the best Flamenco groups, Tamara & Fernando Paso a Dos from Spain. The evening will come alive with instrumental Spanish Flamenco guitar and dance performance and the unique African beat music by Dobet Gnahoré a Grammy award winner from the Ivory Coast. The evening will conclude with the one of the most popular Fusion Rock Bands of India – The Raghu Dixit Project.

Day 2 begins with a fusion of Sufi & Gospel music Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project promises to hold the audience under a spell. Moroccan Saharian Soul- Oum, likes of whom have never been seen or heard in India , Afro Beat Venezuelan Cumbia -Family Atlantica from Venezeula & Ghana will be bringing beats from a distant land perhaps been featured in India for the first time . The Festival will conclude on a high note with Indian Rock Fusion Band: Papon and the East Indian Company.

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