Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) 2013, Jodhpur
The Rajasthan International folk festival (RIFF) is the foremost twelve-monthly folk festival In India which commemorates the conventional folk music & arts. The carnival is planned to endow an open stage to all the folk artists and musicians from India and all over the globe. Over 250 musicians and art performers from Rajasthan and also from abroad convene and rejoice the conventional folk music and art legacy, thus developing ground-breaking partnerships with an exhilarating blend of global and Indian folk music together with the electrifying performances.
Basically, Rajasthani folk music is the essence and spirit of RIFF whereas a brawny limelight was presented on the “Manganiyar Muslim Community of Performing Artists” and the Bhojpuri Music. First time ever in the record of RIFF, the music festival featured its association excluding Rajasthani folk. An Afghani master rubab player named Daud Khan from Germany did a solo set. The Rajasthani artists also performed a track with Dilshad Khan. Manu Chao, the French-Spanish celebrity together with the Spiro (English folk act) and the Gypsy Kings family unit performed in concurrence. These performances mainly reserved the evenings of the Jodhpur.
Pushed away the milieu of the Mehrangarh Fort, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival in Jodhpur city embraced remarkable performances by a few the unsurpassed musical maestros from regional Rajasthan communities and from all over the globe. Every night, the celebrations depicted amazing star acts. The festival also featured awesome events scuh as, a jazz night, a Rajasthani night, customary gypsy dances and early morning ragas.
Over all, some exceptional sessions on the culture of Manganiyar of Marwar, outstanding Rajasthani instruments and a practicum on Rajasthani drumming instruments were conducted in the 2013 RIFF. Thus, 2013 RIFF got bigger and superior with numerous accompaniments and fashionable musical events consecutively.