Jaipur Kawa Brass Band

The Jaipur Kawa Brass Band made its debut in 1995 and has quickly established itself internationally, featuring virtuoso solos and dazzling improvisations. The percussionists elaborate their fast and spontaneous playing with the sophisticated rhythms of India.

The Kutle Khan Project featuring Colleena & Queen Harish

The Kutle Khan Project is a unique collective of Rajasthani folk musicians highlighting Kutle Khan, a multi-talented folk musician who has performed on various stages across the world. His music is as seductive as it is rhythmically complex.
Colleena Shakti is a dancer of great depth and subtlety. Trained extensively in Odissi Classical Indian and Rajasthani ‘Gypsy’ dance, Colleena lives most of the year in Rajasthan and tours internationally performing and teaching each summer.
Born in Jaisalmer, Queen Harish, the dancing whirling Queen of the desert of India, has been performing all over the world. With a background in Rajasthan Gypsy and Folk dances, Queen Harish has given a different aesthetic dimension to dance traditions. Today, her signature show-stopping moves are an influential reference to the new generation of Rajasthani dancers.

Sonam Kalra, Sufi & Gospel

Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project is the brainchild of singer and lead vocalist Sonam Kalra. The music they produce blends together the many voices of language, religion and music to create one voice- the voice of faith. Their sound is fresh and unique and in fact, Sonam has created a new genre with The Sufi Gospel Project. It is called a ‘project’ because the music the band produces is ever evolving and an exploration of this genre.

Vidya Shah

Vidya Shah had begun her journey into the world of music at the age of 12 when she started learning South Indian Classical music and as a young Carnatic vocalist, had several concerts to her credit. Trained initially in Carnatic music, Vidya later received guidance in Khayal from Shubha Mudgal and learnt thumri, dadra and ghazal gayaki from Shanti Hiranand. During her training in Khyal Gayaki under the guidance of her Guru she gained a rich repertoire of Sufi and Bhakti Music. She also experimented with tribal music during a short stint of her stay in a tribal area in Western Madhya Pradesh and developed a flair for folk music. Besides TV, radio, independent films and documentaries, she has performed on various National and International forums and has worked with International Labels. She has to her credits albums like — Anja (Album Realize), “Far From Home” (Album Medieval Punditz). Her international platforms include Humboldt Forum, the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, Kala Utsav in Singapore, ICCR, in Trinidad and Tobago. In her concert “The Last Mughal” she performed with William Dalrymple. In 2009, she directed a two day exhibition and music concert ‘Women on Record’, celebrating Music of women in the Gramophone era, in which she paid a tribute to the iconic female voices of gramophone era by performing their music. A recipient of the Pro Helvetia Residency, 2010, Vidya is also a prolific writer and lyricist and serves as a member of cultural committee of South Asia Foundation.

Geetu Hinduja

Geetu Hinduja believes that music should be a celebration of life, with all its strife and struggle, joys and pleasures. The Mumbai-based singer/songwriter, who has been performing for over two decades, navigates through the musical terrains of contemporary folk, pop and soft rock with ease, bringing to her music a flavor that’s entirely her own. Accompanied by just a guitar, Geetu tells vivid, evocative stories in her songs that instantly transport the listener to the landscape of her mind.
Geetu has been touring and performing in earnest since 2009, and her repertoire includes her originals as well as covers of artists that have informed and inspired her music, including Joan Baez, Natalie Merchant, Dido, Suzanne Vega, Bob Dylan, Alanis Morissette and Bonnie Raitt. Her performancesinclude appearances the prestigious Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai, the Celebrate Bandra Festival, the international Aids Conference in Mumbai, The Blue Frog — Mumbai, TLR Café — Delhi, Max Mueller Bhavan for the Pune Jazz Club and the NGMA, Mumbai.
Geetu has travelled extensively and performed solo and with the band. She is currently working on new material as she continues to perform.