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Jodhpur Gypsy Festival brings flamenco rhythms to Rajasthan

by Brock Louden (2020-02-27)

prediksibolaparlayligachampionsasia5-6maThe Capital has not turned into an anvil yet, but music and dance coupled with the long weekend are always a good reason to step out of Delhi.  And that too to Rajasthan, for a rhythmic treat in the form the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival.  Bringing together gypsy artistes from places like Spain, Italy, Turkey and Rajasthan, the festival will showcase the evolution of flamenco and gypsy tradition.  A flamenco dancer performs as musicians provide the beats The festival will also play new and progressive music written in collaboration, especially for the flamenco and gypsy fest.  "In its second year now, the three-day festival, which starts on April 3, honours the gypsy history of the region while breaking musical boundaries.

It will create a fusion of melodies that will have the essence of the gypsy culture of Rajasthan at its core," says Italian expat Roberto Nieddu, who is the managing and artistic director of the festival.  Nieddu, who has made India his home since 1993, has been working on this project since 2010, and it became a reality last year with the patronage of His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II.  "The focus is to create awareness about gypsies and their origins.

Gypsies all around the world have this culture of music. This festival is a way to bring together gypsies from around the world on a single stage," says Nieddu.  Three of the last year's performers have also been invited to Germany for the Hellerau festival.  Nieddu will also be taking Rajasthan's Langa community to the European country for the festival.  This year, the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival will see performances by Chano Dominguez, Javier Colina, Prediksi Bola Akurat Daniel Navarro, Prediksi Bola Terbaik Karen Lugo and Augustin Carbonell ‘Prediksi Bola Akurat', among others.  Latin jazz pianist Dominguez makes flamenco-influenced music that often references his Andalusian roots, while young Colina is one of the best bassists in the current scene.  Flamenco dancer Navarro is known for his power of expression, while Lugo combines modern flamenco with traditional dances.  Creating a jazzy atmosphere into this traditional dance form is Bola, who comes from a family of flamenco dancers.  With over 40 artistes performing, the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival will combine rustic Rajasthani folk music with Spanish flamenco at Mehrangarh Fort in the ‘Sun City' of India.