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Highlights

  • A celebration of ‘All Things Music’, the Jaipur Music Stage runs parallel to the Jaipur Literature Festival
  • The Jaipur Music Stage will feature scintillating performances every evening from January 24-27, 2019 at the Clarks Amer
  • Globally-renowned artistes Indian Ocean, L. Subramaniam, DubFX, JasbirJassi, Kutle Khan, and the Nooran Sisters, amongst others, are set to perform at the Jaipur Music Stage

As Jaipur gears up for the 12th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Jaipur Music Stage has announced its power-packed line-up of performances. Rooted in the heart of India but flavoured with offerings from across the globe, Jaipur Music Stage features a variety of artistes from the international spectrum showcasing a multi-genre abundance in style, sound, and history. Be it world music, ghazals, funk, rock or the Blues, the Jaipur Music Stage 2019 is a music festival like no other; embodying variety, excellence and collaboration.  

The artistes performing at the Jaipur Music Stage include the earthy and soulful Nooran Sisters; leading Carnatic and world music vocalist Mahesh Vinayakram in collaboration with Dub FX (Benjamin Stanford), the ever-popular and effervescent Punjabi folk singer JasbirJassi in a never-seen-before collaboration with Kutle Khan, folk-rock legends Indian Ocean, violin maestro Dr. L Subramaniam, Shillong-based blues act Soulmate, and techno masters MidivalPunditz.

Kickstarting the Jaipur Music Stage on 24th January will be the sonic explorations of Iranian Canadian duo Niyaz who will present their unique blend of world music, inspired by mystic Sufi sounds and Iranian folk over the bustle of modern electronica. The tempo is set to rise exponentially with an exciting collaboration, as JasbirJassi brings the earthy notes of Punjabi folk alongside Kutle Khan’s energetic Rajasthani folk. This will be the first time the two Indian folk heavyweights share a stage. These two exciting performances will make the evening all about the power of folk music and the fluidity of its expression.

The fiery Nooran Sisters will showcase the power of their vocal-driven Sufi songs on the evening of 25th January. They will be followed by folk-rock legends Indian Ocean doing what they do best: serenading crowds with their timeless tunes about India. These combustible sounds are sure to set the stage ablaze and bring to it the rich timbre of soulful folk.

Fusion fever hits Jaipur Music Stage on the evening of 26th January as violin virtuoso Dr. L. Subramaniam unveils his brand-new set, ‘Global Fusion’; an energetic celebration of modern music in Subramaniam’s inimitable style. Midival Punditz, the original techno pioneers of India, will round off the evening’s entertainment with their pulsating electronica pulling from an eclectic variety of sounds.

On the evening of 27th January, the Jaipur Music Stage will celebrate the power of raw musical expression. Shillong blues masters Soulmate are the first act of the night, and are sure to get the crowd on their feet with their brand of fire-breathing, raw-as-nature blues. Next up is another unique collaboration which will see Australian live-looping wonderkid Dub FX share the stage with mesmerising Carnatic vocalist Mahesh Vinayakram.

As a grand finale, DubFx, Soulmate and Mahesh Vinayakram will bring the curtain down with a collaboration like no other — Carnatic, blues and beatboxing all on one stage.

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