If music is your much-needed dose for survival in this tough world, we have got you covered. Pack your bags and get ready to depart on a musical journey where melody will be your one true soul mate.
Be it classical, jazz, or Kabir Vani, there is one such music festival for every mix. Near the Ganga Ghats, or near the beach or inside a beautiful fort, we have a list that can't be missed:
1. Mahindra Kabira FestivalView this post on Instagram
Be one with historic melodies, mystic music & the romance of the river with the Mahindra Kabira Festival . . . #MahindraKabiraFestival #MKF2018 #instapassport #thecreative #artofvisuals #aroundtheworldpix #ig_masterpiece #theprettycities #flashesofdelight #travelog #mytinyatlas #visualmobs #theglobewanderer #forahappymoment #exploringtheglobe #VaranasiDiaries #varanasiindia #Varanasi #incredibleindia #photographers_of_india #indiagram #storiesofindia #indiaclicks #everydayindia #indianphotography #streetsofindiað£
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What's better than listening to Kabir's words near the ghats of Ganga? Well, the mere image of it gives us the most positive feeling. If this is your cup of tea, Mahindra Kabira Festival is the ultimate stop.
Introducing music-lovers to an invigorating Morning and Evening Music Programme, this is the ultimate affair. Witness leading exponents of the Benares Gharana and folk traditions, Dadra, thumri, khayal gayaki styles, Sufiyana and ghazals, and pakhawaj and tabla players out and out in one festival.
The Festival promises an experience that truly is 'Kabir in every sense'. Adding to the list is also some feature sessions on art and literature inspired by Kabir.
Date: 16th – 18th Nov 2018
Venue: Varanasi, India
Website: www.mahindrakabira.com2. Jodhpur Riff View this post on Instagram
Jodhpur RIFF is back this year from the 24th-28th of October! Experience one of India's most magical roots-music festivals under the light of the brightest full moon of the year amidst the magnificent environs of Mehrangarh Fort. Passes are available on www.jodhpurriff.org. Get a 15% discount if you buy passes by 21st Sept. Keep watching this space for sneek peeks into the incredible RIFF 2018 line up. #jodhpurriff #riff #worldmusic #worldmusicfestival #music #musicfestival #folkmusic #rajasthanifolk #jodhpur #rajasthan #india #JodhpurRIFF2018
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Staying true to its name 'Jodhpur Riff', the festival offers a glimpse of rare musical forms and Rajasthani folk instruments. One also gets a chance to interact with folk experts and maestros of the folk traditions and top-notch international musicians.
This festival gives a unique experience catering to the audience around the globe with amazing collaborations and a unique program mix of effortless synergies, leading us into a delightful musical realm.
P.S. It's a music festival that happens inside the fort walls, making it an experience you will never forget.
Date: 24-28 October 2018
Venue: Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Bookings: www.jodhpurriff.org3. Jazz India Circuit View this post on Instagram
Some songs are hard to forget, just like this one! .. . . .. . . Here is what the audience have to say about their experience today . . .. . . . #JazzIndiaCircuit #livemusic #Jazz #jazztime #jazzman #livejazz #jazzitup #jazzart #jazzmaster #jazzpiano #jazzconcert #jazztrio #jazzvinyl #jazzhouse #livemusic #rocknroll #newmusic #musiclife #audioloveofficial #concertjunkie #bestband #htbarp #incredibleindia #photographers_of_india #indiagram #storiesofindia #indiaclicks #everydayindia #jicdelhi2018
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Jazz has always been a genre that has appealed to a niche group, but with changing time, this form of music is taking over. Jazz has always been about exploring freedom, going beyond boundaries and deconstructing your traditional roots to produce a contemporary piece that redefines the future of music.
The 'Jazz India Circuit' (JIC) is like a modern-day speakeasy, bringing music loves and jazz aficionados experience music the way they would want to. The circuit brings the best of both- young talent from India and some world-renowned legends, whose pieces will blow your mind away.
Date: December 1st and 2nd, 2018
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG) Panjim
Website: www.jazzindiacircuit.com4. The Sacred: Pushkar View this post on Instagram
We close this season of #TheSacred with a phenomenal performance by Mukhtiyar Ali. A big thanks to our audience for being equally phenomenal! . . . #Pushkar #EveningMusic #Rajasthan #RejuvenateInTimelessPushkar #Music #Yoga #Meditation @rajasthan_tourism @insta_pushkar
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The Festival transports you to the world of sacred music, healing therapies, yoga, meditation, food trails, and curated heritage walks in the timeless Pushkar.
'The Sacred: Pushkar' brings together the elements of the spiritual and divine, taking you down the lanes of the ageless enchantment of music. The Festival gets on-board the most diverse mix of talent from India and around the globe.
Date: 12-14 October 2018
Venue: Pushkar, India
Website: www.thesacred.in5. Ziro Music festival View this post on Instagram
Pardon the bad sound, and the low quality video, BUT there is no way my miniature phone could have recorded the INCREDIBLE, high energy, insane set from these guys. @livesapta owned it. Big fat high fives all round! @tapassnaresh @martibharath #zfm2017 #zirofestivalofmagic Video @shaheenlubna
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Dance, music and an exquisite location, that's a total win-win. Camp for four days in the lush green valley in the Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh and explore natural beauty like never before.
If visiting this part of India has always been on your check-list, then look no further. 2 stages, 40 acts and 6000 people who get high on music just like you.
Date: 27-30 September 2018
Venue: Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh.