In recent years, the number and diverse assortment of music festivals in India has really been growing. Innovative new festivals are being conceptualized every year, which is fabulous for tourism and Indian culture. 2013 will be no exception to this, particularly with the first Blue Lotus Festival scheduled to take place in Pushkar from February 13-18, 2013.
This ground breaking music festival promises six concerts a day at the main venue, featuring traditional music from across India. In addition, there will be daily free shows around Pushkar's temples, streets and monuments. Another highlight is the special night shows on the sand dunes, accompanied by offerings of regional food, reachable only by camel back.
The festival will include Sufi performances, gypsy style dance, music workshops, authentic Indian yoga classes and Art of Living, music film screenings, art and craft demonstrations, and early morning walks up the mountain top with live music there at sunrise.
This is one festival that you won't want to miss. It sounds like a real treat for mind, body and spirit!
Who's behind the festival? A company called De Kulture Music, which specializes in uncovering the hidden indigenous music of India and sensitively presenting it to the world through recordings and concerts. Over the years, Director Sambhav Bohra has discovered many artists in remote villages who seemed to be the last masters of certain instruments. He remarkably recorded their music, so that others are able to listen to it and to give the musicians an income.
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