New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS): As Jaipur prepares for the 17th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), the Jaipur Music Stage (JMS), which will run concurrently with the festival has unveiled its line-up of performers.
JMS will present a diverse array of artists from the Indian subcontinent including singer, songwriter, and poet Alif (Mohammad Muneem) will be performing on the first evening. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival Award for the single Lalnawat, IRAA Award for the single Like a Sufi, and the IIMA Award for ‘Best Folk Song’ - 'Ride Home'.
The evening will also feature The Tapi Project, comprising Yogendra Saniyawala (acoustic & bass guitar, lyrics, composition), Swati Minaxi (voice), Gaurav Kapadia (drums) and Biju Nambiar (keyboards, bass, and drums).
The band experiments with intricate genres in music like folk, trip-hop, jazz, and ambient textures and uses folk instruments as an essential part of their band.
The second evening of JMS will feature Prabh Deep, a Delhi-based multi-faceted artist. While ‘Class-Sikh’ was a deeply autobiographical project, Deep showcased his ability to craft intricate and vivid narratives that spoke to larger audiences in subsequent releases. This can be seen on his ‘K I N G’ EP and his critically acclaimed ‘Tabia.’
The second evening will also feature a performance by The Revisit Project, a group that unravels the complexity and rigor of jazz with a distinctive and characteristic twist. Their music combines a solid groove, old-school funk, and rhythmic jazz.
The final evening will witness singer-songwriters Harpreet and Salman Elahi. Harpreet is a versatile artiste who sings original musical compositions in Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Rajasthani, and Haryanvi. Mumbai-based musician Salman Elahi writes and sings primarily in Urdu and Hindi, and believes in using his music to express his thoughts about life and self-discovery.
The evening will also showcase the band When Chai Met Toast (WCMT). The band consists of vocalist Ashwin Gopakumar, guitarist Achyuth Jaigopal, keyboard player Palee Francis, and drummer Pai Sailesh.