The sixth edition of the Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival, India’s largest world music extravaganza, will be held from December 16th to December 18th,2022. The focus of this year’s musical celebration will be the revival of forgotten musical instruments such as the Sarangi by providing an international platform for local musicians to showcase their talent.
The first day of the festival will feature a performance by Sarangi as well as other well-known artists. Taking the folk tradition even further, renowned singers such as Jasleen Aulakh, Parvaaz, Abakarao, and Papon will perform songs from their respective genres.
The second day will host artists like well-known violinist Nandini Shankar, Bruno Loi and Jonathan Della Marianna, showcasing the Launeddas instrument from Italy, Kamakshi Khanna, Katia Guerreiro, the eminent Fado singer from Portugal, SENZA from Portugal, Blessing Bled Chimanga & Dreams from Zimbabwe, the very popular The Raghu Dixit Project and Habla de mi en presente, a high energy band from Spain. The day will also witness the performance of Sarangi players and the announcement of the results of the Vedanta Talent Hunt.
On the final day of the music festival will witness performances by Srijani Ghose from Australia, Anoushka Maskey, actor-singer-songwriter Sanjeeta Bhattacharya, Aabha Hanjura, Naveen Koomar ft. Harjot Kaur and Vedang, India’s premier Solo Percussive Acoustic Guitarist Dhruv Visvanath, the Electric Percussions Orchestra from France, Albaluna from Portugal and Farhan Akhta are among those performing.
Speaking of the event, Sanjeev Bhargava, Founder Director of Seher, said, “Our team at Seher has worked hard to build this festival in its 6th year and we are grateful that the audience support has been tremendous over the years. It has come to become one of the biggest world music festivals not just in India but in the world. This year’s line-up will see world class performances from across the globe as well as the inclusion of Sarangi as one of the focus instruments of this edition. I hope the public of Udaipur and India would love this experience after a gap of one year.”
The festival hosted the Vedanta Talent Hunt which aspires to give local artists from Udaipur and neighbouring districts a platform to showcase their talent. This is done to help audiences reconnect with the musical soul of the region and give recognition to artists who inhabit the by-lanes of this beautiful city of lakes.