IDEA OF INDIA PART 4 – Spoken Word History

Of all the great civilizations of the ancient world (Egypt, Mesopotamia, India and China), India has arguably had the most difficult time separating fact from fiction in the historical record. The reason for this is probably due to the lack of written records for most of India’s history. After the collapse of the Indus Valley… Read more »

Music at Clarks Amer: The King & the Corpse, Alim Qaimov Ensemble, Rajasthani Musicians

Maier The first night of the 2015 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Music Stage featured a diverse range of acts that that enthralled a delighted audience at Clarks Amer. First up was an eclectic retelling of the classic Hindu tale of Vikram and Betal, which saw performance storyteller TUUP captivate the audience with his energy, joie de vivre, and dazzling stage presence…. Read more »

Clarks Amer Music Stage: Karsh Kale, Midival Punditz & Gods Robots

In a rousing memorial concert to Cheb I Sabba, the audience grooved to the upbeat yet soulful sounds of the Midival Pundits, famous for their fusion of international electronic, global pop, Indian classical and folk music. People were on their feet throughout the performance, as the Pundits picked up the pace and set the mood for the… Read more »

Clarks Amer Music Stage: Ska Vengers And God’s Robots

Two dynamic leading ladies stole the show last night at the Clarks Amer music stage as hoards of fans grooved to the scintillating sounds of the Ska Vengers, followed by God’s Robots. It was an electric performance by the New Delhi-based ska group, who had the entire audience on their feet within minutes. Their larger than life stage presence grabbed… Read more »

Clarks Amer Music Stage: Kawa Brass Band And The Kutle Khan Project

It was a big fat gypsy concert on the first night of the Clarks Amer music venue of the 2014 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, which featured two titans of Rajasthani rhythms: the toe-tapping tunes of the Kawa Brass Band, followed by the Kutle Khan Project, the circus-like showmen who rolled out everything from acrobatics and dance to flaming swords and dazzling… Read more »