Preview: The Maiden Udaipur World Music Festival Features 100 Global Artists
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | January 5, 2016 | News
Udaipur World Music Festival
Udaipur World Music Festival is presented by Hindustan Zinc in association with Wonder Cement and Rajasthan Tourism. The festival is conceptualized and produced by SEHER, and will be held on Feb 13-14 at Fatehsagar Paal and Railway Training Institute Ground, respectively. The festival claims to bring together more than 100 global artists 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.
Sanjeev Bhargava, Festival Director said, "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. An annual event where International and domestic travellers can mark the dates on their yearly travel calendar.”
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. The festival also presents Flamenco groups Tamara & Fernando and 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 with Indian Rock Fusion Band: Papon and the East Indian Company.
One of the most popular Fado singers from Portugal, Carminho will be performing for the first time in India.