Udaipur is soon going to witness a World Music Festival in the which at least 100 musicians from 12 countries including France , Ghana, Venezuela, Italy, Spain and India and going to perform City of Lakes starting from February 13th..
The concept of county’s first World Music Fest is produced by one of the cultural organization of the city Seher and organized by two big corporate houses of the city in collaboration with Rajasthan Tourism. The event will establish Udaipur as a major destination for World Music. Festival Director Sanjeev Bhargava said that
World Music Festival will be held every year at the same time. The day after its announcement was made a huge number of music lovers are curiously waiting for the event to start.
The 2 days long event will held at Fatah Sagar Lake and Railway Training school of the city on February 13th and 14th.
The artist that will be perform during the festival:
He has established a reputation as one of the leading classical composers of his generation. The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called him the Ambassador of Peace, while talking about his music in Doha in the year 2011.
His music has also been used to mark numerous other official events, such as the UN General Assembly Sessions, Bicentennial of the Serbian state, the Tricentennial of St. Petersburg, or the Ecumenical gatherings of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchs.
Here is a short list with some of Aleksandar’s more acclaimed works:
- Under One Roof (An Anthropological Journey for the Symphony Orchestra): Commissioned by the United Nations in 2011, celebrating the goals and ideas of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Initiative
- Zodiac – 12 Character Pieces for Piano & Orchestra: Sponsored by NASA and the US State Department, with a set of remarkable video installations made from the materials captured by Hubble ST and Voyager ISM, that have been especially designed to follow the music and visually enhance the
- MissaSolemnior: Marking the Year of Reconciliation following 950 years of the Great Schism between eastern and western Christianity – a Vatican commission
- Zhukov – A Portrait: Commissioned by the Russian Federation to mark the 50th anniversary of victory in WWII. Live experience of the cycle’s performances.
SaskiaRao – de Haas
SaskiaRao – de Haas is a brilliant cellist and composer from the Netherlands. She has introduced her innovative new instrument, the Indian cello, to North Indian classical music and created a unique playing style to perform Indian music on the cello. Saskia, although born in Holland, performs at the most prominent Music Festivals and Concert halls the world over as a virtuoso of Indian Classical music.
Saskia has created music for different music productions, dance, film and theatre. She is the founder of the Raga Mala String Quartet and co-founder of East Maries West with ShubhendraRao. Her varied experiences include collaborations with artists of South Indian music, Jazz, Indian film music, Western classical, Klezmer, Flamenco and contemporary. Saskia has recorded with International record labels and has recently recorded her new album.
He is a composer and sitar soloist, a protégé of world renowned Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar, he has established himself not only as a master of his instrument but also as a thinking musician, constantly endeavoring to carry his instrument beyond conventional boundaries.
Shubhendraji has performed at major music festivals and concert halls like Broadway and Carnegie Hall in New York, WOMAD festival in Guernsey, UK, Sydney Opera House in Australia, National Arts Festival in South Africa, Theatre de le Ville in Paris, Edinburgh festival and Doverlane Music Conference in India.
Her “Fado” became one of the most acclaimed albums in 2009. It went Platinum – an enviable outcome for a debut album. With “Fado”, Portugal surrendered to Carminho’s voice and the doors of the world opened to her talent. It was considered best album 2011 by Songlines magazine, she had shows in European capital cities, in Womex 2011 (Copenhagen) and in the UNESCO headquarters, in Paris, within the scope of Fado as World Heritage candidate. Then came the invitation to participate in Pablo Alborán’s album, which became a phenomenon of popularity in both Portugal and Spain.
Fusion of Sufi & French music
Mathias Duplessy&Mukhtiyar Ali
Difficult to label him, he plays dozens of instruments and loves the strings. Mathias Duplessy belongs to the generation of musicians who do not like borders; and approaches world music without any complex. From a song to a solo guitar suite or strings adagio, his music conveys the big spaces and the time passing.
Between flamenco, oriental, classical music or gypsy jazz, his style is unique and full of energy. Joyful, generous, Mathias has a lot of projects following his music encounters and composes music for films in France, Morocco and India (Peepli Live, Finding Fanny).
Mir Mukhtiyar Ali
He comes from the semi-nomadic community called Mirasi from the Thardesert. He lives in Pugal, in a village at the border with Pakistan and Rajasthan. He belongs to the 26th generation of this community which has successfully kept alive the oral tradition SufianaQalam.
Mukhtiyar Ali has a voice which can only be experienced. He has preserved the ideology of Sufiana music which impels divine communion with an ecstasy created in total detachment. He pervades this very essence of SufianaQalam with his involvement not just in the music but also in its poetry.
Today, while singing Sufi poetry all over the country with his original compositions, he’s also regularly called in Bombay to work on film background scores and touring abroad with his JeenaJeena team.
Mukhtiyar Ali & Mathias Duplessy -From Asian deserts to Andalusia
Collaborations between the east and west such as Zakir and McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar and Yehudi Menuhin, have resulted in some of the finest music over the decades. Mathias Duplessy from France started working with the Sufi Indian singer Mir Mukhtiyar Ali six years ago and soon realized they had a common language in music. They evolved a style of their own, which was inspired by Rajasthani folk, flamenco, blues, reggae, African, Japanese and Mongolian music. In 2011, they recorded an album in Paris called “JeenaJeena” and are performing since with the great sarangi player Sabir Khan as special guest.
Fusion Rock Band
The Raghu Dixit Project
Raghu Dixit’s unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language. His music is strongly rooted in Indian traditions and culture and is presented with a very contemporary, global sound. From playing to over 100,000 people in his home state to every big music festival in India, from Glastonbury, to the BBC to even playing for the Queen of England and the entire Royal Family, Raghu Dixit seems to have done quite a bit!
It took 12 years for Raghu to get his music out and his first album immediately signaled the arrival of a tremendous force in the Indian indie scene. Today, he is the unquestionable No. 1 live indie act in the country.
In the six years since the release of his eponymous debut album, Raghu Dixit has come to be seen as an ambassador for Indian music and his career highlights including having performed for the Queen of England at the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Windsor, conquering the UK, hitting the no. 1 spot on the iTunes World Music Charts no less than 7 times, performing at the world’s largest festival Glastonbury, and featuring on popular TV shows like Later with … Jools Holland, The Dewarists and Coke Studio.
Italy Meets India
INDIA & ITALY
“ITALY MEETS INDIA” is an Italian project, born to promote themeeting between Italian and Indian art.It started by the idea of saxophone player Marcello Allulli, from Rome, with the drummer Matteo Fraboni, from Senigallia.
On September 2015, they have been performed in New Delhi, Gurgaon and Pushkar, also collaborating with Italian Institute of Culture with promotion of Italian JAZZIT Magazine. During this tour, Allulli and Fraboni have met many Indian traditional and modern musicians, playing in duo, trio or 5tet in clubs and special events, doing also workshops and jam sessions.
Moroccan Saharian Soul
Oum is the first word of moroccan first name Oum El Ghaït, which means » Mother of relief « , and that used to be given to baby girls born in the desert in a rainy day or night. Oum wears well her name; her music generously brings in its flow feelings, dreams, and stories inspired by her own vision of the world.
Her singular voice, at the same time soft and powerful succeeds in combining the elements of her original culture, and those of a universal musical heritage whom she investigates. Singer, writer and composer, Oum begins by singing an eclectic soul in her first album LikOum which mixes pop, hip-hop and rhythm and blues, before moving on three years later, with Sweerty, a thirteen tracks in which she asserts her talent of melody maker inspired of new soul, and jazz, and her ease as bilingual lyric writer because she writes her songs in Darija (moroccan dialect) and in English. Playing with words between poetry and metaphor, she sings about love, hope, freedom, men and women about life. Humble and humanist, she looks through the writing to bring a message of love.
Having conquered the heart of Moroccans, and seduced by her presence the audience of several stages in Europe and the Arab world, Oum gets ready to enchant the international musical sphere with « Soul of Morocco ». This project arose from her desire to reveal the wealth and the cultural diversity of Morocco while conjugating it to the rhythms and to the sounds of other music of the world.