RIFF 2011 begins in Sun city Jodhpur

Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) 2011, in its fifth year is back again this year to enthrall music lovers from 12-16 October. The five-day festival has been programmed to present to music aficionados the exceptional traditional music of Rajasthan, as well as unique collaborations between Indian and International performers. The Festival is a heady combination of Folk, Jazz, Sufi and contemporary music that transcend global boundaries. The Mehrangarh Fort, voted "Asia's Best Fortress" by Time Magazine, sets the stage, providing the traditional backdrop, which by itself is a repository of Rajasthani heritage and tradition.
The festival will bring together over 150 musicians and performing artists from across Rajasthan and around the world to celebrate their musical heritage and create new sounds through innovative collaborations as well as interactive daytime sessions for school children, their families and visitors. Jodhpur RIFF includes performances by master musicians from local Rajasthan communities on the Living Legends Stage, sensational headline acts showcased each night on Main Stage, cutting-edge global dance grooves that will keep the party going late into the night at Club Mehran, Dawn and Dusk devotional concerts performed at sunrise and sunset, and Interactive Folk Sessions where the audience has the opportunity to learn about this genre of music and instruments from the musicians, themselves.
Five days Schedule of RIFF, Jodhpur, Rajasthan:
12th October
Opening Night Variety City Concert
13th October
Dawn Devotions with The Sufi Gospel Project
Dusk Devotions with the Meghwal of Marwar
Main Stage Performances
Club Mehran – World Jazz Night
14th October
Dawn Devotions
Living Legends of Rajasthan
Main Stage Performances
Club Mehran – Rajasthani Night
15th October
Dawn Devotions – Early Morning Ragas
Living Legends of Rajasthan
Main Stage Performances
Jasnath ji ke Bhope
Club Mehran – RIFF Rustle with Jason Singh
16th October
Dawn Devotions with Ani Choying Drolma