Udaipur, the city of lakes, is all set to host the world music festival on 13th and 14th February 2016. With an ideal artist line-up including music producers & DJs from 12 countries and the best part – free entry to all, this is one of the festivals that is not to be missed.
Apart from this, Udaipur is one of the best place in India to explore the royal heritage and culture. On a personal note, I’d suggest not to miss the chance to sit in a rooftop cafe and sip on the drink while enjoying the beautiful sight of the lake.
With over 100 artists from around the globe, you just can’t afford to miss the best ones. Here are some of the gigs that shouldn’t be missed. Btw, be ready to taste some new music genres that you might have never heard of before.
Oum (Morroco) has something special in her music and she performs Moroccan Saharian Soul genre. It is surely going to be something new to the ears at Udaipur.
Instrumental Quint by Aleksandar Simic (Serbia), Saskia Rao – de Haas (The Netherlands), Shubhendra Rao (India) and Fakhroddin Ghaffari (Iran) where they transform the music into something best described in one word – Surreal!
Fusion of Sufi and French Music by Mukhtiyar Ali & Mathias Duplessy where they include poems of legends like Kabir and have evolved a style of their own, which was inspired by Rajasthani folk, flamenco, blues, reggae, African, Japanese and Mongolian music. They’ve also composed music in Bollywood movies like Peepli live and Finding Fanny.
The Raghu Dixit Project (India) is one of my favourite bands from the country. This band needs no description and is one of the performance not to be missed when they’re live on the stage.
Family Atlantica (UK) is a unique combo mixing the Cuban rumba, the Venezuelan cumbia, great influences of funk music, with the highlife music from Ghana, and some flavours of spiritual jazz and African traditional music.
There are some more gigs that are yet to be announced officially. I am also including details of the venue and all that jazz below. The festival also marks the celebrations of 60 years of the diplomatic relations between India and Spain.
Venue 1: Fateh Sagar Paal for the afternoons (2PM – 5PM)
Venue 2: Railway Institute Training Ground in the evening hours (6PM – 10PM)
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/497982033696125/