Usha Uthup, and Jasbir Jassi in collaboration with Kutle Khan
Following a day of spirited discussion, debate, and deliberation, literati from around the world made their way to the Jaipur Music Stage. They were in for a treat as famed songstress Usha Uthup, singer Jasbir Jassi, and Kutle Khan of the Kutle Khan Project took the stage by storm.
Uthup’s set featured chart-busters from her own substantial repertoire of hits like Rambha Ho, as well as renditions of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, Senorita from the Hindi movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and viral sensation Why this Kolaveri Di. Peppered with the witty banter Uthup’s fans have come to associate with her, the eclectic performance was as charming as she is.
The Kutle Khan Project made sure the audience danced the night away to their electrifying fusion of Rajasthani folk tunes and foot-tapping beats. Khan performed famous numbers such as Chaap Tilak, complete with his unique musical flourishes that included finger-clicking and virtuoso morchang (mouth harp). The energy of the music clearly resonated as much with the listeners as with the performers, as the band themselves couldn’t help but jump around the stage.
Punjabi folk and pop singer JasbirJassiclosed the evening with a set-list filled with hit numbers like Laung Kwacha, Mera Piya Ghar Aaya, Dil Laegi Kudi Gujarat Di, Jhoole Lal, and Afreen Afreen. Much to the audience’s delight, Jassi collaborated with Uthup for Preeto Mere Naal Vyah Karle,making for an unforgettable even