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    Udaipur World Music Festival | A Confluence of Famed Musicians

    Date: 07-09 Feb 2020

    The gorgeous city of Udaipur hosts an array of vibrant events which draw thousands of tourists. Udaipur World Music Festival that captivated the audience with a record attendance of 150 world-class artists from more than 16 countries.

    Some of the well-known artists included Sudha Raghuraman, Kiya Tabassian & Charbel Rouhanna, Sara Correia, Ankur Tewari & The Ghalat Family and much more. These artists & other prominent ones have performed in iconic venues such as Manji ka Ghat (AmbraiGhat), Fateh Sagar Paal, Gandhi Ground, Udaipur Railway Station, MMPS School & Maharana Pratap Airport.

    These wonderful artists are well versed in different genres such as Neo-Folk, Punjabi Folk, Rap, Hip-hop, Electro Jazz, Adi Shankaracharya, Sufi, Fado & many more. Read on to know about the highlights of the Udaipur World Music Festival 2020.

    A Brief History of Udaipur World Music Festival Rajasthan:

    ·  This music festival in Udaipur was initiated to give a platform to musicians to showcase their talent.

    ·  Another significant motive was to showcase Udaipur as a rising destination for World Music in South Asia.

    ·  The World Music Festival Udaipur was first celebrated in 2016 & it gradually grew in scale & size.

    ·  The Vedanta Udaipur world music festival has notable sponsors like Hindustan Zinc, Incredible India, NDTV, Swiss arts council, The Oberoi & many more.

    Highlights of Udaipur World Music Festival :

    Here are some prominent highlights of Udaipur World Music Festival :

    7th February:

    ·  Noted artists who performed live at the Gandhi Ground were:

      i.  Ginni Mahi - Punjabi folk, rap and hip-hop

      ii.  When Chai Met Toast of India - Neo-Folk

    ·  International artists who gave riveting performances at the Gandhi Ground:

      i.  Shnellertollermeier (Switzerland) – Rock

      ii.  NoJazz (France) - Electro Jazz

    8th February:

    ·  Famed artists from India who performed at Ambrai Ghat, Fateh Sagar Paal 0& Gandhi Ground venues were:

      i.  Sudha Raghuraman - Adi Shankaracharya

      ii.  AnkurTewari & the Ghalat Family - Folk rock/ Rock'n'roll

      iii.  Out of the Box Jail University Band - Sufi

      iv.  Mame Khan - Rajasthani Folk

      v.  Thaikkudam Bridge of India - Indian Pop and Rock

    ·  Foreign artists who gave live performances at one of the best festivals of Rajasthan include

      i.  Kiya Tabassian & Charbel Rouhanna Duet (Iran & Lebanon) - Musical dialogue of Persian Dastg?h & Arabic maqam

      ii.  Sara Correia (Portugal) - Fado

      iii.  Habib Koite (Mali/France) – West African Folk Blues

    9th February:

    ·  Famous artists who gave lively performances at Udaipur festival comprise of:

      i.  Ravi Joshi – Morning Ragas

      ii.  Pakshee – Hindi Pop Fusion

      iii. TabaChake – Mixed Pop

      iv. Advaita – Indie Fusion

      v.  Nikhita Gandhi

    ·  Global artists at the World Music Festival for the closing performances were:

      i.  MicoKendes (Kurdistan) – Kurdistani Music

      ii. Sattuma (Russia) – Folk Karelian Music

      iii. Oques Grasses (Spain) – Spanish Pop

    Varied Performances at Udaipur World Music Festival :

    ·  Mornings generally included romantic, calming melodies to start of the day.

    ·  As evening set in, energetic youth performances took place resulting in a lively ambience.

    Interaction with Famous Artists:

    ·  Apart from the live performances, participants & visitors got an opportunity to interact with who’s who of the music industry.

    ·  Serious musicians & artists shared their personal experiences with budding artists to encourage them.

    The Udaipur Music Festival dates were 7th to 9th February 2020. The royal city of Udaipur will be hosting many more events apart from Udaipur World Music Festival. With classic tourist destinations & gastronomical delights, Udaipur will surely leave you wanting for more. Avail good Rajasthan tour packages to explore Rajasthan with your loved ones & make memories for life.

    11 February 2020

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