ZEE Jaipur Literature Fest is coming back with its 12th edition in January 2019 with an exciting line up of artists! The festival is scheduled for 24th-28th January, 2019 at Diggi Palace, Jaipur.

The festival is known to bring multiple flavours of art and literature together. After hosting nearly 2000 speakers and a million book-lovers from all over the world in the past decade, ZEE Jaipur Literature Fest has become a global literary phenomenon. The 12th edition will be exactly that and more.

The Jaipur Music Stage

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. The Stage, running parallel to the Jaipur Literature Festival, will present – apart from some breathtaking evenings of performances – workshops, masterclasses, talks and sessions, giving music-lovers a chance to interact with musicians, learn more about instruments and nuances within musical genres.

The Jaipur Music Stage celebrates music in all its forms. From Carnatic to the Blues, and Punjabi to Sufi electro, we’ve got it all. This year, Jaipur will see unbelievable collaborations between diverse artistes, as well as workshops and a music bazaar, in against a vibrant carnival-like backdrop. Jaipur Music Stage is surely the place to be when the sun goes down. – Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, producers of the Jaipur Music Stage,

The very power packed line up of Jaipur Music Stage includes the earthy and soulful Nooran Sisters; leading Carnatic and world music vocalist Mahesh Vinayakram in collaboration with Dub FX (Benjamin Stanford), the ever-popular and effervescent Punjabi folk singer Jasbir Jassi in a never-seen-before collaboration with Kutle Khan, folk-rock legends Indian Ocean, violin maestro Dr. L Subramaniam, Shillong-based blues act Soulmate, and techno masters Midival Punditz.


Artist Line Up!

Day 1 will see the sonic explorations of Iranian Canadian duo Niyaz who will present their unique blend of world music, inspired by mystic Sufi sounds and Iranian folk over the bustle of modern electronica. This would be followed by an exciting collaboration between Jasbir Jassi and Kutle Khan as they present an interesting take on Punjabi and Rajasthani folk. Day 2 would be filled with the melodious sounds of the Nooran Sisters and the very energetic and legendary Indian Ocean. Violin virtuoso Dr. L. Subramaniam will unveil his brand new set, ‘Global Fusion’ on Day 3. It is an energetic celebration of modern music in Subramaniam’s inimitable style. The evening would end on a pulsating note with the original techno pioneers of India, Midival Punditz. Day 4 would start with the amazing blues duo from Shillong, Soulmate which includes the uber talented Tipriti Kharbangar and the brilliant guitarist, Rudy Wallong. The audience would also experience a unique collaboration this evening which will see Australian live-looping wonderkid Dub FX share the stage with mesmerising Carnatic vocalist Mahesh Vinayakram. As a grand finale, DubFx, Soulmate and Mahesh Vinayakram will bring the curtain down with a collaboration like no other — Carnatic, blues and beatboxing all on one stage.


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