The Udaipur World Music Festival -conceptualized and produced by SEHER, presented by Hindustan Zinc in association with Wonder Cement and supported by Rajasthan Tourism. This year Udaipur World Music Festival will be held for three days from 10th to 12th February, 2017.
The Udaipur World Music Festival, 2017 will feature 150 artists from over 16 countries including United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, Senegal, Canada, Armenia, Turkey, Macedonia, Mozambique, Norway, Iran, Cuba, Switzerland and India among other nations will be performing at multiple venues across the city of Udaipur. The lineup is an interesting mix of celebrated and rare artists- some performing in India for the first time like London Community Gospel Choir, Niyaz featuring Azam Ali, and more.
Festival Director Sanjeev Bhargava says, “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 travelers can mark the dates on their yearly travel calendar.”
The UWMF 2017 will have its grand opening at the Gandhi Ground on February 10th, 2017. The first day of the festival will showcase Kocani Orkestar– Balkanic gypsy band from Macedonia which would make the audience groove; Captivating performance of Niyaz featuring Azam Ali, introducing us to the spiritual world of Electro Sufi music; Monoswezi will hypnotise the crowd with their fresh spin of traditional African songs and Kailash Kher.
On the second day, Fateh Sagar Paal of Udaipur will echo with the magical poetic renditions of Ablaye Cissoko from Senegal who will collaborate with the Constantinople Ensemble from Canada, performing for the first time in India. Music lovers will also witness the band Kabir Café celebrating the writings of great Saint Kabir. In the evening, Gandhi Ground will come alive with smashing rock numbers of Indian band Parvaaz and South African World Music band Hot Water. The day will conclude with a high-energy performance by Bangalore based folk/fusion band, Swarathma.
The final day of the festival will be filled with utmost novelties like trance and gospel music which has been never seen before on the same platform. The afternoon will commence at Fateh Sagar Paal with Brazilian songs, Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jazz renditions of the vivacious Swiss-Cuban musician Yilian Canizares. The festival will close at Gandhi Ground with three formidable performances—Italian band Officina Zoe will take us to the world of trance with the Trance Therapy Music of Taranta; Guitarist and composer Dhruv Ghanekar’s new project Dhruv Voyage will join force with some of the exciting musicians in the country and London Community Gospel Choir will give the festival a spiritual with funk and reggae twist finale.
BAND/ARTIST: Kocani Orkestar
TITLE/GENRE: Music of the Balkanic gypsy traditions
BAND/ARTIST: Niyaz featuring Azam Ali
TITLE/GENRE: Electro Sufi World Music
COUNTRY: Canada & Iran
BAND/ARTIST: Ablaye Cissoko & Constantinople
TITLE/GENRE: Poetic encounters from West Africa and Persia (Itinerant Gardens)
COUNTRY: Senegal & Canada
BAND/ARTIST: Hot Water
TITLE/GENRE: South African World Music
COUNTRY: South Africa
BAND/ARTIST: Yilian Canizares
TITLE/GENRE: Brazilian songs, Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jazz
COUNTRY: Cuba & Switzerland
BAND/ARTIST: Officina Zoe
TITLE/GENRE: Trance Therapy Music of the “Taranta”
BAND/ARTIST: London Community Gospel Choir
TITLE/GENRE: Fusion of Gospel with Funk, Jazz & Reggae
COUNTRY: United Kingdom