A prelude to Udaipur World Music festival
After two successful and enthralling editions, Udaipur World Music Festival (UWMF), one of India's most awaited music festivals organised in Udaipur is back with the third edition on the 9th, 10th and 11th of February, 2018. Before embarking on this journey, the festival will be introduced for the first time in New Delhi with a prelude showcasing a two-day Jazz extravaganza presented by SEHER in collaboration with Goethe Institut and Institut Francais en Inde on December 13-14 at Bikaner House, New Delhi.
The event will showcase contemporary performances by C.A.R. – a band of four young musicians with a trip-like melange of jazz and electronics on the December 13 and a collaboration between the famous French trumpet player Erik Truffaz and the Indian electronic musician Riatsu on the December 14.
Wednesday i.e. December 13 will witness a kaleidoscope of musical instruments and notes by C.A.R, a band of wild experimental jazz with a pop approach. Featuring drums, double bass, a Wurlitzer stage piano, Korg and Oberheim synthesizers as well as an alto saxophone heavily altered by electronic effect devices, the four young musicians – Leonhard Huhn (saxophone), Christian Lorenzen (Wurlitzer stage piano), Kenn Hartwig (double bass), Johannes Klingebiel (drums) – weave a delicate web of sound which will take their audience on an enticing trip.
On 14th of December, the grounds of Bikaner House will again come alive with the fusion tunes of internationally acclaimed contemporary trumpet player Erik Truffaz and the ambient techno notes of oncoming musician Riatsu, from Bombay. Their music is a blend of nostalgic yet futuristic trance music.
With this two-day event, SEHER aims to establish an annual signature Jazz event in New Delhi, a concert cutting across all barriers of age and walks of life.
"It is truly overwhelming to see such tremendous response year after year and for the third edition, we bring this one of a kind jazz event, set in the heritage Bikaner House on Pandara Road, New Delhi. Exemplary musicians of different nationalities will come together to give music lovers a taste of the magic that UWMF weaves", says festival Director Sanjeev Bhargava.