Theme of 5th edition is ‘We are the World: Unity in Diversity’
Over 150 global artistes from 10 countries participating
Scheduled from 7-9 February 2020, the festival will cater to music lovers across genres
Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival, India’s biggest world music extravaganza, will be held this year from 7th-9th February in the beautiful city of lakes. The fifth edition of the festival will witness the presence of over 150 renowned musicians from over 10 countries including Spain, France, Switzerland, Kurdistan, Iran/ Lebanon, Portugal, India and many more. With a footfall of over 50,000 people every year, the festival is one of the biggest performing arts attractions in the country.
After 4 successful years and association with Vedanta Resources & Hindustan Zinc, the Udaipur World Music Festival has tied up with Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group company, as the Title Sponsors, and the festival will henceforth be called Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival.
A Press Conference was held at the Head Office of Hindustan Zinc in Udaipur in the presence of Mr. Sunil Duggal – CEO, Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Swayam Saurabh – CFO, Hindustan Zinc and Mr. Sanjeev Bhargava, Founder Director – Seher india, where the festival was formally unveiled.
Through planned curation, on-ground events and artiste interaction, the festival will be a microcosm of a diverse yet unified world. Spread over three picturesque venues, it offers immense diversity in music that celebrates different moods of the day right from a morning meditative raga to personifying romantic music at its best played beside the lakes in the afternoons. Evenings will bring spirited youthful music that brings together people of all age groups. Besides, the festival also features local Rajasthani talent.
Udaipur World Music festival features unparalleled live performances and celebrates cultural diversity at its best.
At the time where we must embrace diversity, the fifth edition is built around the concept ‘We are the World: Unity in Diversity’ and as such emphasizes the need for spreading love & the message of unity in diversity through music. The festival in its 5th year is also dedicated to the celebration of 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi. The Vedanta Udaipur World Music Festival will commence with a special Invocation and Dedication curated for this inaugural tribute to Bapu and Martin Luther King Jr, celebrating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi by Sudha Raghuraman (India) and Jeffrey Mpondo (France ).
The festival features 6 venues spread across Udaipur city, which includes Welcome concerts at Maharana Pratap Airport & Udaipur Railway Station for a showcase of undiscovered Rajasthani artists and a Workshop at MMPS School for the students of Udaipur.
Morning: Majhi ka Ghat (Ambrai Ghat) *Entry through Passes only
Afternoon: FatehSagar Paal *FREE ENTRY
Evening: Gandhi Ground *FREE ENTRY
The festival received a special coverage in CNN Travel Trends in March 2019, which was witnessed by over 354 million households in 200 countries, endorsing the festival as one of the biggest destination music festivals of the world.
This year will witness performances by diverse artistes such as Ginni Mahi (India), Sudha Raghuraman (India), When Chai Met Toast (India), Mame Khan (India), Thaikkudam Bridge (India), Habib Koite (Mali), No Jazz (France), Oques Grasses (Spain), Schnellertollermeier (Switzerland) among others.
For more information please visit - http://www.udaipurworldmusicfestival.com/
About Hindustan Zinc:
Hindustan Zinc, a Vedanta Group Company, is one of the world's largest and India's only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver. The Company has its Headquarter at Udaipur in the State of Rajasthan where it has its Zinc-Lead mines and smelting complexes. Hindustan Zinc is self-sufficient in power with captive thermal power plants and also has ventured into green energy by setting up wind power plants. The Company has been ranked 1st in ‘Sustainability’ and 5th globally in Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2019 amongst Mining & Metal companies. The Company's sustainability framework is supported by three pillars - Responsible Stewardship, Building Strong Relationships and Adding & Sharing Value. As a socially responsible corporate, Hindustan Zinc has been relentlessly working to improve the lives of rural and tribal people residing near its business locations. The company is amongst the Top 15 CSR Spenders in India and are currently reaching out to 500,000 people in 184 core villages of Rajasthan and 5 in Uttarakhand. As a market leader, Hindustan Zinc governs about 79% of growing Zinc market and 95% of growing Silver market in India.
Founded in 1994 by Sanjeev Bhargava, SEHER literally means ‘breaking of the dawn’. Since its inception, Seher has been synonymous with thoughtful and imaginative initiatives in the sphere of painting, sculpture, theatre, dance, music, literature and cinema. Seher was founded with the vision of taking Indian culture to a large number of people, not just to a small cultural elite. In the last 15 years, Seher has become one of the most highly regarded organizations in the area of the performing and visual arts both for the diversity of performances as well as for the unusual manner in which each one has been conceived. Its events have been repeatedly described as historic, innovative and radically different.
These have included live performances amid ancient monuments as well as in public parks. Many have been done for the first time ever in India and have attracted thousands of people. Apart from these, some of the major initiatives by SEHER are ‘India Now’ campaign in London at the Trafalgar Square and Regent street, ‘Ananya’- Classical Dance Festival, ‘Bhakti Utsav’, ‘Delhi Jazz Festival’, ‘South Asian Bands Festival’, ‘SAARC Artists’ Camp’ and the ‘Udaipur World Music Festival’.