As Jaipur gears up for the 15th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Jaipur Music Stage, which runs parallel to the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, has announced its power-packed line-up of performers. Rooted in the heart of India the Jaipur Music Stage will feature a variety of artistes from the Indian subcontinent and showcasing a multi-genre abundance in style, sound and history. Jaipur Music Stage 2022 is a music festival like no other, embodying variety, excellence and collaboration.
The Festival line-up includes much popular Indian artists and bands. Beginning the 1st day the Festival will feature Anirudh Varma Collective, a contemporary Indian classical ensemble, based out of New Delhi and led by Delhi-based pianist, composer & producer; Advaita, a leading Indian fusion band which has completed 14 years of musical journey with its 8 members Abhishek Mathur, Aman Singh, Anindo Bose, Gaurav Chintamani, Sarthak Pahwa and Rohit Prasanna and Chayan Adhikari & Ujwal Nagar as the western Hindustani vocalists respectively.
The second day of the Festival will showcase Kabirpanthi folk singer Mooralala Marwada, a Sufi folk singer from the Janana village of Kutch in Gujarat, belongs to a lineage of gifted Meghwal singers; The Kutle Khan Project, a unique collective of Rajasthani folk musicians highlighting Kutle Khan, a multi-talented folk musician who has performed on various stages across the world. This performance will also feature well known Rajasthani folk singer Bhanwari Devi.
Cconcluding the Jaipur Music Stage 2022 the stage will be resonated by Kashmiri singer-songwriter Ali Saffudin with his blend of folk, rock, blues and Kashmiri Sufi music; Ankur & The Ghalat Family, a Hindi rock project of singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari, along with Gaurav Gupta, Sidd Coutto and Johan Pais.
The 2022 edition of the festival will be unique in itself with each day celebrating a specific genre – Fusion, Folk and Singer-Songwriter.
Apart from electrifying evenings of performances, the Jaipur Music Stage will also feature Songdew Competition for the aspiring artists, inviting them to play on their Music Stage. The winner of the competition will be given the opportunity to perform at the festival stage along with the eminent artists. The interested artists can submit their Music Videos or Live Videos to the Festival authorities using this link. The winning act will also receive INR 40,000 as honorarium.
A night market with a range of merchandise including instruments, music technology, music from indie labels and other paraphernalia, will add sizzle to this unique medley of festivities. The Jaipur Music Stage is more than just a place for literature-enthusiasts to unwind after an exhilarating day of talks: it is a musical confluence opening audiences up to new sounds and experiences.