Jodhpur RIFF 2017: Day three is a visual treat with vivid colours, picturesque backdrop

FP Staff

Oct,09 2017 20:14 18 IST

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The Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) in Jodhpur saw young exponents of the traditional folk music and their masters, respecting the tradition. A few names that would be stamped in memory are Shakir Khan, Zakir Khan, Kader Khan et al.

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Artistes from across the world play musical soirees at the 550-year-old Mehrangarh Fort, in Jodhpur.

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Putting folk traditions of music on one stage separated by continents and oceans has always been the special feature of Jodhpur RIFF.

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The descending sun that created a backdrop of a rich golden hue offered a perfect setting to the folk artistes who performed their dying art forms, with the hope their music would survive.

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About 350 artistes regaled music lovers in this uniquely curated festival with genres ranging from pop, rock, qawwali, Sufi, Indian classical music, folk dances and songs, accompanied by a mind boggling variety of instruments and musical story narration styles.