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

FP Staff

Oct,09 2017 20:14 18 IST


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.


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


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


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.


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.