International Folk Festival – Bangalore

J Davis Prosound & Lighting Chosen For The First Ever International Folk Festival To Be Held At The Jayamahal Palace From 8th – 10th Of Aug 2014

The first of its kind International Folk Festival is being organized by The Times of India in Bengaluru, a city rich in cultural heritage and a knowledgeable populace hungry for more.It begins on 8th August 2014 at the serene and picturesque lawns of the Jayamahal Palace and takes everyone through a kaleidoscope of folk and cultural extravaganza till the evening of 10th August 2014. It will showcase folk art forms from everypart of India from Yakshagana Gombeyaata, PuruliaChau, Satriya dance, Mallakhamb to Waee singers of Kutch, Gujarat and Mooralala Marawada, SufianaQawwali, OttanThullal and others.

International folk troupes from Indonesia, Norway and Sri Lanka; an eclectic palette of film shows, panel discussions and talks, as well as exhibitions of crafts and wares of rural craftsmen, along with a delectable fare of Indian cuisine. Several eminent artists like Jnanapeetha awardees like Dr. Chandrasekhar Kambara and Dr. Girish Karnad, along with a royal family of Indonesia will participate in this prestigious festival.

J Davis Prosound & Lighting Is proud to be associated with one of its kind Folk Event” Comments Santana Davis. Im Sure this will go a long way in Promoting Folk Culture & Folk Artists & Talent in the country” adds Santana Davis

Show date & timings:Friday 8th August 2014 Inaugural Ceremony; accompanied by #folkarts of Karnataka.5:00- 6.00 PM.‘From God’s Own Country’: Ottan Thullal by Kalamandalam Mohanakrishnan Nair & team 6.00- 7.00 PM.‘Selamat Datang: Welcome from Indonesia’: Indonesian folk dance, Taman Mini Indonesia Indah by Pelangi Nusantara group. 7:00- 9.00 PM.Saturday 9th August 2014.Panel Discussion on the relevance of #folk art in modern times 10:00-11:00AM

“Mehfil-e-Sama” Sufiana Qawwali by Warsi Brothers 11:00-12:15 PM.Screening of IGNCA documentary film ‘The Story of Rama’- the mythological and linguistic nuances of the Ramlila at Ayodhya as a blend of Braj, Madhubani region and Avadhi dialects 12:15-1:00 PM. Lunch 1.00-2.00PM. ‘The dance of the Yaksha Dolls’ : Yakshagana Gombeyaata (Indian puppetry from Karnataka) by Bhaskar Kogga Kamath & team 2:00-3:30 PM.‘Atop the pole:’ Mallakhamb, martial folk art from Maharashtra by Uday Deshpande & team 3:30-4:45 PM.‘Wonders of Asia’: Sri Lankan #folkdance by Chandana Wickramasinghe & team, Dancers’ Guild of Sri Lanka. 4:45- 6:30PM. ‘When the Gods Meet’: an exquisite Indic-Greek production by Dr. Sonal Mansingh and team 6:45- 9:00 PM

Sunday 10th August 2014.‘Slaying the Demon: Mahishasura Badha’: Purulia Chau dance by Tarapada Rajak & team 10:00-11:30 AM.“Get Mesmerised” Norwegian solo opera by Unni Lovlid 11:30AM-1:00PM. Lunch 1:00-2:00 PM. Eastern Rhythms – Sattriya folk dance by Jatin Goswami & team 2:00- 3:15 PM.‘Seeking the beloved”: Love, longing and mysticism: Waee Singers, Mooralala Marwada, Shabnam Virmani and Vipul Rikhi. 3:15-5:15 PM.‘Silently the Shadows Speak’: Indonesian puppetry by Wawan Gunawan & team 5:15-7:00 PM. ‘Desert Echoes’: Rajasthan Josh by Chugge Khan & team 7:00- 9:00 PM