Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 | Live music sessions program !
January 20, 2015
Jaipur Literature Festival is opening tomorrow!
One of the biggest free literary festival in the world, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will start tomorrow, for five days of readings, debates and discussions between famous thinkers and writers from all over the world.
It will showcase the rich culture of its home state, Rajasthan,and feature as well live music sessions that we can't wait to attend to along with over 200 000 expected visitors!
Here is the Evening music program of the Festival you can't miss if you are in Jaipur:
The Music Stage is at Clarks Amer Hotel from 7pm to 10pm.
Ticket Price: INR 400/day or INR 1400 for Seasons Pass
The King & the Corpse – Performance Storytelling
With customary charismatic style, The Unorthodox, Unprecedented, Preacher – TUUP – takes to the stage with sitar virtuoso, Sheema Mukherjee, to tell transglobalised versions of stunning 2,000 year old tales. As much an encounter as a performance, this formidable collaboration by two core members of the wild world music collective Transglobal Underground, brings an 11th Century Indian fairytale to the contemporary stage.
Alim Qasimov Ensemble: Spiritual Sounds of Azerbaijan Presented in collaboration with Aga Khan Music Initiative
Alim Qasimov and his daughter Fargana are classical Azerbaijani musicians. Their repertoire consists of popular bardic songs sung by ashiqs, or singer-songwriters who might be considered modern-day troubadours. Qasimov was awarded the prestigious IMC–UNESCO International Music Prize for Performers – the same award received in previous years by Ravi Shankar, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Yehudi Menuhin, and Benny Goodman. He performs regularly in concert venues throughout the world and has collaborated with many artists, including Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
Rajasthani Musicians including Jaisalmer Boys, Queen Harish, Dancers & Fire-Eaters
Nathoo Solanki, Chugge Khan, the Jaisalmer boys and many other Rajasthani musicians, enchanting dancers & fire-eaters come together in a mesmerizing performance combining the folk traditions of north western region of India. Using instruments such as the nagara, shehnai, dhol, sarangi, kamaicha, kartal and morchang incorporating vocal styles ranging from the mystic Sufi traditions & bhajans to popular folk songs of Rajasthan, the performance will be interspersed with captivating dances like the Ghoomar, Kalbelia & Terah Taali by Queen H