Featuring an outstanding fusion of Brazilian, Palestinian and Indian music, the festival returns to New Delhi for its third edition on November 21-22
The Amarrass Music Festival has emerged as a platform to showcase collaborative projects, culturally significant traditions, and the next generation of musicians, and once again, it possesses an outstanding programme for this year’s edition in New Delhi.
The third Amarrass Music Festival will take place from November 21-22, 2014 at Lodi -The Garden Restaurant. The gathering will present national treasures, unknown voices and explores the boundaries of collaboration. This year’s line-up brings together artistes from Mali/West Africa, the United States, Palestine, Colombia, Brazil, and India to showcase new, cross-cultural collaborations on each night of the festival. Check out the programme below:
When: November 21, 7 pm onwards
LAKHA KHAN Sindhi Sarangi, vocals (with Dane Khan on dholak) (Rajasthan, India)
MADOU SIDIKI DIABATE Kora, vocals (Bamako, Mali)
MIKE KASHOU Oud (US/Palestine)
ALL STAR STRING JAM
When: November 22, 2pm – 5 pm
MOHAN LAL LOHAR Morchang making in action (Jaisalmer, India)
RAIS KHAN of Barmer Boys – morchang and khartaal workshops (Harbha, Rajasthan, India)
DJ TUDO Presentation: Ethnomusicology/Field Recordings from Brazil
When: November 22, 5 pm onwards
PAINTED CAVES (Milwaukee/Memphis/New York City, US)
STILL DIRTY (India)
DJ TUDO (Brazil) w/ RAIS KHAN and MANGA (India)
BAGPIPES of PUNJAB (India)
IKARO VALDERRAMA (Colombia)
ALL STAR GROOVE JAMVISUALS: Vinny Bhagat | AMARRASS DJ: DJ Spincycle
The festival will also feature audio-visual presentations and workshops by the artistes, an instrument petting zoo, and instrument makers. It will include an open-air stage, a sampling of world-class food and beverages, as well as amenities such as valet parking and close proximity to the Delhi Metro line.
Previous editions of the festival have hosted international and nationally renowned artistes including Bombino, Vieux Farka Toure, Padma Shri Sakar Khan, Madou Sidiki Diabate, Lakha Khan, BaBa ZuLa, and Barmer Boys.
You can buy your passes for the festival HERE.