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The two-day music affair will present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist

The 10th-edition of Lok Sangeet Sammelan, with its theme of finding the contemporary in folk music, is all set to begin at the India Habitat Centre.

Edited by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: August 15, 2018 19:52 IST ]
The two-day music affair will present Indian folk melodies

The two-day music affair will present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist

The 10th-edition of Lok Sangeet Sammelan, with its theme of finding the contemporary in folk music, is all set to begin at the India Habitat Centre (IHC) from Saturday.

The two-day music festival has been curated by noted vocalist and composer Vidya Shah and will explore the theme of "contemporary narratives in traditional folk music".

It will bring together a range of folk musicians, along with their urban counterparts, with some of them even dabbling in western rock music, the organisers said.

India Tv - The two-day music affair will present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist

The two-day music affair will present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist

The festival will feature presentations of folk songs from Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur, along with contemporary adaptations of folk melodies from Assam, Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

In addition, a band of tribal students from Madhya Pradesh is scheduled to perform "Bhili" or "Bhilali" songs based on contemporary themes of struggle, protest and everyday life.

It will conclude on August 19, with renditions of Bihar's folk melodies.

India Tv - The two-day music affair will present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist

The two-day music affair will present Indian folk melodies with contemporary twist

Now running in its 10th year, the Sammelan is a festival promoting the diverse folk music of India.

Well, the most interesting fact is that entry is free for all the concerts!

(With IANS Inputs)

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