Rajasthan’s ethnic music festival is back for its ninth edition in the desert. Find more details below!
Jodhpur RIFF has established itself as the biggest and most authentic platform for a balanced amalgamation of Rajasthani folk music and international rhythms from the crevices of the world. Now as the 9th edition of the festival commences, the blue city comes to life with a heady mix of rustic Rajasthani riffs and globally acclaimed names that promise an ethereal experience.
This edition will feature many resident legends, each with their distinctive sound and genre, from classical Maand songs to the celebration of the rising sun with some soulful Baul tunes. But apart from these homegrown veterans, the festival will also play host to two Grammy winning musicians – Yossi Fine, bassist extraordinaire, frontman of the band Ex-Centric Sound System and Wouter Kellerman, the uber-talented flautest.
There are other incredibly impressive names on the RIFF roster that you must check out here, along with their schedule that entails other activities. Speaking of other activities, some events from the festival schedule that seemed quite appealing to us include their Scottish Panorama, which is a musical amalgamation of Celtic and jazz musicians with, of course, Rajasthani undertones. Also the Desert Harmony, a session with the harmonica sensation, Antonio Serrano, a member of the late Paco de Lucia’s ensemble.
Jodhpur RIFF is and has always been a non-profit project, endorsed by UNESCO. The festival takes place from October 23 to 27 in Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur City. To know more about the festival, check out their website and keep tabs on The Sherp.