Rajasthan News

Jodhpur will have Centre for Flamenco and Rajasthani Music studies

by RajasthanDirect
May 15, 2013

“Festival of Flamenco and Rajasthani Music” to be celebrated annually in Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Museum Trust inks MoU with the Fundación Cante de las Minas and the Embassy of Spain in India.To preserve and promote the original richness of the musical traditions, Mehrangarh Museum Trust, the Fundación Cante de las Minas, and the Embassy of Spain in India signed a Memorandum of Understanding tonight at Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur for the creation of a Centre for Flamenco and Rajasthani Music studies.  This international centre will be set up at the Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur.

Music and dance has always been a basic part of the intangible cultural heritage.  It’s noteworthy that historic relation exists between the folklore of Rajasthan and the Spanish Flamenco; brought to Spain by the gypsy tribes, who were originally from Rajasthan. Considering this, it is essential to promote a better understanding of these relations and preserve the original richness of this musical tradition by setting up an international centre in Jodhpur.

With this purpose of preserving and promoting musical traditions, this centre would be jointly created by His Highness Gaj Singh II Maharaja of Jodhpur and Managing Trustee of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust;   His Excellency, Mr. Francisco Bernabe, Mayor of the Union and President of the Fundación del Cante de las Minas;   His Excellency, Mr. Gustavo de Arístegui y San Roman, Ambassador of Spain in India and Cav Roberto Nieddu, Director, CRN Productions.

The Mehrangarh Museum Trust, whose objective is to preserve the cultural and artistic heritage of Rajasthan, will provide the facilities where the activities of the centre will be carried out in the city of Jodhpur.

The Fundación Cante de las Minas, through the Las Minas world Wide Tour SL, will support the creation of a “Festival of Flamenco and Rajasthani Music” which will be celebrated annually in Jodhpur and shall be a highlight.

The Embassy of Spain in India will encourage within its programs of cultural cooperation, the exchange and the participation of artists of both countries in the activities of the centre and possible collaboration of Institutions such as Casa Asia and the Fundación Consejo España-India in this project.

His Highness Gaj Singh II Maharaja of Jodhpur and Managing Trustee of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust;   His Excellency, Mr. Francisco Bernabe, Mayor of the Union and President of the Fundación del Cante de las Minas;   His Excellency, Mr. Gustavo de Arístegui y San Roman, Ambassador of Spain in India and Cav Roberto Nieddu, Director, CRN Productions, Mr Karni Jasol, Director, Mehrangarh Museum Trust etc were present during the signing of MoU.

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