Rajasthan International Folk Festival – The Folk Music Fiesta

The quote by Berthold Auerbach holds true ‘’Music is the only universal language which needs no translation’’.

India has one of the oldest music traditions in the world and has gifted the world many talented singers and musicians. India is a perfect epitome where rock and jazz co-exist in complete harmony with folk and classical music. Be a part of the happening musical extravaganza of Rajasthan International Folk Festival, starts 5th of October, 2017 and ends on 9th of October, 2017, and let time halt in the land of royalty in Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan.

All about RIFF:

Regarded as one of the best International Events, Rajasthan International Folk Festival or RIFF for short is supported by UNESCO as the People’s Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development. The chief patron of RIFF is Maharaja Gaj Singh of Marwar-Jodhpur, and Sir Mick Jagger, front man of the rock band The Rolling Stones is the International Patron of RIFF.

Regarded as one of the best International Events, Rajasthan International Folk Festival or RIFF for short is supported by UNESCO as the People’s Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development. The chief patron of RIFF is Maharaja Gaj Singh of Marwar-Jodhpur, and Sir Mick Jagger, front man of the rock band The Rolling Stones is the International Patron of RIFF.

RIFF is celebrated in and around the spectacular venue of Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur, during the month of October. The festival is timed to coincide with the brightest full moon of the year that is on “Sharad Purnima”, and Mehrangargh Fort (the main venue) is decorated marvelously during the occasion.

A Brief About Mehrangarh Fort:

Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, Rajasthan is one of the biggest forts in India. To tell the truth, this fort if the most stupendous one in the entire state of Rajasthan. It is extremely popular among the tourists. This splendid fort spreads majestically atop a lofty hill. The whimsical fort is the stronghold of the Rathore Rajput clan of Rajasthan. To know more about Mehrangarh Fort, Click (place blog link).

What to Expect in the Festival?

The carnival is organized to provide and open stage to all folk artists and musicians from India as well from across the globe.

Usually, the programs at the festival starts from morning (some even earlier at dawn) and goes on for the whole day till night. Rejoice the conventional folk music and art legacy from Rajasthani artists as well as electrifying performances from global artists. Nowhere else on earth will you witness global and Indian folk music come together gloriously at one place.

Where: Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

When: 5th to 9th October, 2017

Key attractions: Folk Events and Concerts

 

Sources:

http://www.jodhpurriff.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajasthan_International_Folk_Festival

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