World Sacred Spirit Festival

JODHPUR 2019




 

Ingie – a Qanun orchestra - Azerbaïdjan

Mukadasi Mijiti, dance - Xinjiang Uygur


This musical ensemble of young women playing the original zither qanun, led by Tarana Aliyeva, demonstrates the vitality of the Azeri tradition of Baku and the richness of its heritage wherein the Turkish, Persian and Caucasian elements come together


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Irfan Tufail – Jodhpur Qawwali Ensemble

Rajasthan


Jodhpur based brothers Irfan and Mohd Tufail are known to immerse the audience in the Sufiyana colors of devotion with their magical qawwali. Sufi devotional singers perform qawwalis in praise of Allah in a trance-like state

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Lautaro Tissera Favaloro, Classical guitar

Argentina


The popular classical guitar played and known rather as a solo instrument with uncountable possibilities of expression is explored by various music styles in the world


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Madan Gopal Singh

India


The group Chaar Yaar came into existence about twelve years ago. As the name suggests, it comprises four musicians – namely, the elderly composer, vocalist and poet Madan Gopal Singh; the ace guitarist and banjo player Deepak Castelino


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Rura - Scotland

Narayan, mashak - Rajasthan


The pride of the Celtic people, the Bagpipe evokes the Highlands of Northern Scotland with grandeur, the Highlands where the Celts would have introduced this instrument, an area where the Romans did not succeed



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Langas and Manganiyar Children with Nawab Khan

Rajasthan


The musicians and poets of Rajasthan carry in them one of the Indian subcontinent’s most dazzling traditions. Princely, charming, proud of their beauty and virtuosity, these musicians of the desert are


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Ambi Subramaniam

and the Amira Kamanchiya ensemble

India


The Carnatic music from the South of India comes from the name of the former Deccan region that was larger than the current State of Karnataka. It is often said that Carnatic music emphasises structure and improvisation

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Mathias Duplessy and the Violins of the World

featuring Sabir Khan, sarangui

India – Mongolia- China – Sweden -France


Reinventing the Silk Road, these strings that can evoke the frenzied galloping of a horse, will take us through the nomadic steppes of Mongolia, the heights of the Great Wall of China, the palaces of the Maharajahs, as well as the frozen fjords of a northern immaculate desert



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The Kurdish Sufi Qaderi Tradition

Iran


The Persian music, in its ability to constantly regenerating itself, is a unique phenomenon in the East. More than to be loyal to a pure historical transmission, it gave priority to the genuineness of emotion, coming from its mystical heritage.


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Yom - clarinet solo

France


Capable of laughing and crying in the same moment, the klezmer clarinet accompanies Yom since his childhood. The Judaism that he inherited from his mother is of interest to him; there is a spiritual, mystic link







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The Naga Snake healing dance from the Nayiks

Rajasthan


The snake-bite healers related to the old Shaivite community – and thus often related to jogis – have a prominent place in India as well as many other countries from Sri Lanka to Egypt. Their actual and foremost role is to drive away the snakes





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Telli Turnalar

Music from Anatolia


This project was born amidst the shared love for the saz and the popular music traditions of Anatolia: the Aşık traditions and troubadour poets, who convey the sentiments and revolts of the people


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Jackson Scott

Flamenco with the Langa Tradition

Spain - Rajasthan


Born in Seville to British parents who left London for rural Spain in the 70’s, Jackson’s music is steeped in these differing cultures. Thus, his lyrics move smoothly between his two mother tongues

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Mohammad Aman, a new master of the Khayal

Rajasthan


Philippe Bruguière, the musicologist, in his works, mentions a late apocryphal literature that attributes the invention of several musical genres as well as musical instruments to the famous poet, musician, and composer



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Meera Bai- A Mystic Love Story

A musical creation

India


It’s in the heart of Rajasthan, in the entrenchment of fortresses perched on top of steep hills, between precious stones and semi-desert plains whose solar area is mirrored through the mashrabiya, that Meera, the young princess of Mewar Kingdom
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Shujaat Khan - Unforgettable Sufis

Timeless Poetry of Kabir and Amir Khusrau

India


Two of the most prominent advocates of Sufism are Sant Kabir and Hazrat Amir Khusrau. The mystic poets may have been separated by a century (Khusrau was born in the XIV century and Kabir in the XV century)


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DuOud – The Ectatic Arabic lute

Algeria


The oud is a noble, invaluable instrument. It is the foundational instrument of the Arabic music culture and is played along with ancient Bedouin poetry. It is also the instrument on the basis of which the entire theorization of Arabic music has developed

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A Journey to Barnawa, the land of the Langas

“The Little Princes of Rajasthan”

Rajasthan



The Little Princes of Rajasthan is a documentary that immerses us in a village of North India while introducing a very unique culture: the oral tradition of the Langa community.
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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur - Rajasthan
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