The time is finally here when India can boast about it’s blaring beats, and show off about its music culture. Udaipur is playing host to India’s first World Music Festival inviting international artists and tie ups to come and share their talent, music and experiences at the Udaipur World Music Festival presented by Hindustan Zinc in association with Wonder Cement and Rajasthan Tourism and conceptualised and produced by SEHER will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 13-14, 2016.

 

Family Atlantica
Family Atlantica will be performing.

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. The festival also marks the celebrations of 60 years of the diplomatic relations between Spain and India.

“A festival of this scale featuring such diverse music from so many different continents and regions coming together in one of the best Tourist destinations of India would make Udaipur a culturally vibrant destination says Festival Director Sanjeev Bhargava.

The festival will start with romantic treat during the laid back sunny afternoons, and will end with high-energy youthful concerts in the evenings going by certain moods associated with music at different times of the day.

Day 1:

Carminho performing
Carminho performing.

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:

Papon and The East India Company
Papon and The East India Company.

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.

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. Designed to cater to the music lovers cutting across barriers of age and walks of life, be sure to attend the Udaipur Music Festival if you’ve got music running through your veins.