Udaipur the Venice of the East, will come alive with the first of its kind festival in India. Udaipur World Music Festival, presented by Hindustan Zinc in association with Wonder Cement and Rajasthan Tourism and conceptualized and produced by SEHER will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 & 14, 2016.
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.
With first of its kind festival in India, the aim is to establish an annual signature event in Rajasthan and at the same time establish Udaipur as a major destination for World Music in South Asia. An event of this scale is being designed to cater to the music lovers cutting across barriers of age and walks of life. 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.
What do Flamenco dancers; Fado singers, Sufi music and Afro beats have in common? They’re all coming together for the very first edition of Udaipur’s World Music Festival in February. Spread across the pretty city, the festival will cut across several genres of music and bring together over 100 artists from countries such as Spain, Ghana, Venezuela and Italy. Mark your festival calendar for performances by French composer Mathias Duplessy with Rajasthani vocalist Mukhtiyar Ali; Grammy-award-winning singer Dobet Gnahoré; Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel Project and the Raghu Dixit Project amongst others.
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