Ziro Pageant of Music reveals its first lineup of performers

Israel’s Malox play the Piilo (Moon) stage, 2018

As all the time, the Ziro competition of Music celebrates the subsequent large names within the impartial music scene in addition to established ones. This yr sees the veteran Rabbi Shergill play an unique unplugged on the Signature Danyii (Solar) stage together with the inimitable Jumme Khan from Mewar, Rajasthan. India’s oldest rapper Baba Sehgal will carry out his first ever present within the northeast on the Simba Uproar Piilo (Moon) Stage, as will Nepali language singer Bipul Chettri. Among the many worldwide acts enjoying this yr are Lithuanian pop sensation  Leon Somov & Dileta, excessive power female-fronted Japanese act Pinky Doodle Poodle and French composer Emilie Hanak’s new venture Yelli Yelli. Rising Welsh artist Eadyth may even convey her ongoing collaboration with Manipur’s musical icon Mangka as a part of the British Council’s India-UK Season of Tradition celebrations.

The showstoppers Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys from Lithuania, 2019

Persevering with with the competition’s give attention to northeast expertise, we’ll see Manipur’s neo-psychedelic, post-punk band Meewakching, Arunachal Pradesh’s beloved troubadour (and physician!) Nikom Riba, Mizo pop act Origami, Khasi folk-fusion collective Da Minot, Sikkim’s Salakhala with their funk rock sound, Nagaland’s fashionable singer-songwriter Abdon Mech and the bluesy Dr Declan Oppenheimer’s Polyphonic Expertise from Assam amongst others. 

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