From the early hours of the morning until after midnight, the Raymond presents MTV India Music Summit this year has a schedule packed with music around the clock, catering to the early birds as well as the night owls. If you’re used to rising with the sun, you can catch mellifluous, calming performances by some of the industry’s most celebrated artists starting as early as 7:00 am. When a day’s worth of power-packed events have you too exhilarated to turn in early in the evening, worry not! At Jaipur’s largest music event of the year, the night doesn’t end when the clock strikes 12, and you can catch a variety of performances from renowned Indian and international musicians.
To help you plan your schedule better during this time, we have put together some of the highlights of the days and nights at the summit, which takes place from October 12-14:
Day 1 – October 12:
The day starts with the inauguration of the summit, where you can expect a powerful performance by international award-winning Mizo Cardinal Choir from Aizawl. As the summit stretches on beyond dusk, be prepared for two wonder-filled night sessions that will take place simultaneously.
At 11:00 pm, music maestro Hariharan, known for iconic movie tracks like “Tu Hi Re” from the film Bombay and “Chappa Chappa” from Maachis, will serenade you with an old-style ‘mehfil’.
For all you jazz lovers, the Song Bird of New Orleans, Robin Barnes, will be flying down all the way from the US to recreate the jazz city of New Orleans in Jaipur at 11:15 pm.
If you think the night would end with these two performances, think again! Renowned singer Suresh Wadkar will take over at 12:30 am with “Unplugged” and will be joined by various artists, some of whom may come as a surprise for you!
Day 2 – October 13:
After a night of music performances, people would usually be too tired to attend any more sessions, but prominent flautist Ajay Prasanna has just the right tactic to draw you out for more! Envelop yourself in the serenity of the morning as he elicits soothing tunes during his performance, “Morning Calm”, at 7:00 am.
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award-winning vocalist Shruti Sadolikar Katkar follows this up at 8:00 am with her remarkably smooth voice, ready to energize you into the day with “Morning Ragas”.
After internationally known classical vocalist and Sangita Kalanidhi Award-winner Aruna Sairam treats you to “Ragas by Night” in an hour-long performance starting at 11:15 pm, let the nostalgia of old songs kick in at midnight with Kanika Malhotra.
The session, “Good Old Times”, is a must attend for the opportunity for you to share the stage and show us what you’ve got—after all, the India Music Summit is all about dissolving the stage and closing the gap between artist and audience!
Day 3 – October 14:
Start the final day of the summit at 7 am “blowing in the wind” with flute sisters Suchismita and Debopriya Chatterjee. The sisters from Allahabad, who have trained under Padmavibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, are among the only performing women flautists in the country.
At 8 am, Pandit Chhannulal Mishra will take you to heaven with his performance in “Divine Mornings”. The Hindustani classical singer from Varanasi displays a mastery over rhythm and melody that is bound to stun you.
Make sure to stick around for guitar god Prasanna’s concert towards the end of the summit. Prasanna, a pioneer in performing Carnatic music on the guitar, is an internationally acclaimed artist flying down from the US just to rock your world!
The sands of Rajasthan are going to be steeped in music as Raymond presents MTV India Music Summit – Ek Sachha Sur gets ready to open its doors to music aficionados from October 12to 14, 2018, at The Fairmont in Jaipur.
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