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 to 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 Nizam 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 Nizam 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 Nooran Sisters- Jyoti Nooran and Sultana Nooran from Jalandhar will croon Sufi Qawwali numbers.
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.
Here is Glimpses of UWMF 2016
Schedule of Udaipur World Music Festival 2017
Day 1 – 10th February 2017, Evening 7:00 pm onwards, Venue: Gandhi Ground
Band/ Artist: Monoswezi
Title/ Genre: Music from Zimbabwe & Mozambique
Country: Mozambique, Norway, Sweden & Zimbabwe
Band/ Artist: Niyaz & Azam Ali
Title/ Genre: Electro Sufi World
Country: Canada & Iran
Band/ Artist: Nooran Sisters
Title/ Genre: Sufi Qawwali
Day 2 – 11th February 2017, Afternoon 3:00- 5:00 pm, Venue: Fateh Sagar Paal
Band/ Artist: Ablaye Cissoko & Constantinople
Title/ Genre: Poetic Encounters from West Africa & Persia
Country: Senegal & Canda
Band/ Artist: Kabir Cafe
Title/ Genre: Music Celebrating Saint Kabir
Evening 7:00 pm onwards, Venue: Gandhi Ground
Band/ Artist: Parvaaz
Title/ Genre: World Rock band
Band/ Artist: Hot Water
Title/ Genre: South African World Music
Country: South Africa
Band/ Artist: Swarathma
Title/ Genre: Folk Fusion Band
Day 3 – 12th February 2017, Afternoon 3:00- 5:00 pm, Venue: Fateh Sagar Paal
Band/ Artist: Yilian Canizares
Title/ Genre: Brazilian Songs, Afro-Cuban Rhythms and Jazz
Country: Cuba & Switzerland
Band/ Artist: Advaita
Title/ Genre: Indian Classical Fusion Band
Evening 7:00 pm onwards, Venue: Gandhi Ground
Band/ Artist: Officina Zoe
Title/ Genre: Trance Therapy Muisc of the “Taranta”
Band/ Artist: Dhruv Voyage
Title/ Genre: Folk Roots
Band/ Artist: London Community Gospel Choir
Title/ Genre: Fusion of Gospel with Funk, Jazz & Reggae
Country: United Kingdom
It would be the 2nd time when Udaipur The City of Lakes is going to witness and host such a worldwide musical event. It is certainly pleasure to welcome every artists, audience and people who are planning to participate in this second times in World Music Festival by Seher India.