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Pakistani Coke Studio artists to perform at Sufi Festival in Rajasthan

by RajasthanDirect
Jan 09, 2014

A Sufi music lovers heaven World Sufi Spirit Festival (WSSF) 2014 is schedule to be in February next month. This year two proclaimed Coke Studio artists to perform at the festival. Sufi singers Kavita Seth and Javed Bashir will bring to life Sufi traditions along with various other artists from Iran, Morocco, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan etc. The festival this year will kick start on Monday, 17th February 2014 in Nagaur and will culminate on Sunday, 23rd February at Jodhpur.

“Post a successful event last year, this edition promises to be a memorable musical journey with ancient traditions that will enchant one and all. While each year we try to rope in new talent and create an aura that is captivating, this year will be no different. I am pleased to have the likes of Kavita and Javed on board this season and I am certain that they will fascinate one and all with their soulful renditions,” said Karni Jasol, Director, Mehrangarh Museum Trust.

This year Lebanese singer Abeer Nehme, artists like Chintoo Singh, Rajeev Mahaveer and many more would also be capturing attraction of music lovers this year. “It feels great to be a part of festival that promotes the rich culture of Sufism. I look forward to collaborating with like-minded artists from across the globe,” said Kavita Seth.

Giving both the national as well as international artists a common ground to learn and discover rich Sufi traditions prevalent worldwide, WSSF has created a platform for the artists to perform and collaborate seamlessly. “Sufi music speaks of God, love and peace between people. In my experience, I haven’t been able to see the love and respect for music anywhere else other than India. I am looking forward to perform at the World Sufi Spirit Festival and I appreciate the platform that has been created to promote a traditional art,” said Javed Bashir the Pakistani Singer from Coke Studio.

Patronized by internationally renowned artist Sting, the festival is hosted at the Mehrangarh and Ahichhatragarh Forts in Jodhpur and Nagaur respectively. Through dance, music and singing, treasures of the global cultures along with their deep rooted affiliation with Sufi rituals are revealed during the festival.

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