“Music is the Universal Language and so fantastic on its own that it unites different types of souls in one.”
And, this thing we felt on Day 2 as well of Udaipur World Music Festival 2017. Exceptionally stunning performances by the diverse artists all the way from Senegal (West Africa), Canada, India, and South Africa showered their melodies in the cultural event.
Thanks to the concept and production of SEHER to bring up with such an incredible effort altogether to encourage the power of music globally. Sponsored by Hindustan Zinc in association with Wonder Cement and Rajasthan Tourism, the second day of the fest was a terrific throwback to the Day 1 as per audience of the Lake City.
Beginning of the core: Ablaye Cissoko & Constantinople
Around 3:00 p.m. at Fateh Sagar Pal, the first catch of event began when Ablaye Cissoko from Senegal in collaboration with Constantinople performed the first act at Udaipur World Music Festival 2017. Their Magical, poetic renditions and divine form made the crowd loose into the time to evoke the beauty of being.
And, meeting with them was a great experience as they were glad to visit India for the first time and nurtured the view of crowd in an event.
Celebrating Saint Kabir: Kabir Café
“Bura Jo Dekhan Mein Chala, Bura Na Miliya Koye. Jo Mann Khoja Aapna, Mujhse Bura Na Koye.” Hearing and translating the couplets of Saint Kabir reminds everyone of school days. And, Kabir Café made this thing truly understood in the beautiful form of their singing. The band not only preached the Doha’s in the way of narration but they just made the crowd flow with them while cheering at music.
At the backstage, they got us to know that in spite of so many technical hitches, they were impressed with the audience of Udaipur for being so patience and enjoying their performance. And, that’s not all they just loved the vibes and people’s enthusiasm towards Udaipur World Music Festival 2017.
Next to the Door: Parvaaz
Around 7:00 p.m., performance of Parvaaz got to the track at Gandhi Ground. These Bangalore-based rock musicians just caught every eye towards them with their smashing hits. A quad-core band with the sweet gesture they created a mesmerising scenario with their act.
Across the Line: Hotwater
Moving onto next, the performance of Hotwater enrolled everyone to let loose but get the Goosebumps at the same time. Their music incorporated with the elements of the Traditional South African form along with folk, indie-pop-rock, and blues pulled up all the locks of heart out with a superb gathering of the crowd.
Final Take: Swarathma
And, finally, it was the major counter-stroke by the music of Bangalore-based band Swarathma. The members of folk fusion band Vasu Dixit (Lead Vocalist) and Varun (Lead Guitarist) along with other musicians told us about their genre which they experiment on regularly to throw a mix with the healthy amount of surprise. While enjoying their performance, we also even got the chance to groove on their tracks in the end.
For the details of final day check out here.