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Taalbelia Festival: Highlighting the majestic sounds of Rajasthan

Taalbelia Festival, which highlights the majestic sounds of Rajasthan, is back with its second edition from 23-26 December 2017. It will be showcasing some spellbinding performances from varied genres of music and arts in the majestic town of Mandawa, in the heart of Rajasthan.

Taalbelia, as a concept strives to re-discover the wheel, as far as destination music festivals go with a wider range of refreshing music genres that are rarely seen. The heritage and ancient royal charm of Mandawa fuse with a world-class mix of music. This year the music at Taalbelia is spread across three nights and four days, two venues and four stages namely, Meera Chowk for Morning Sessions, Risala in the afternoon, Dhobhi Ghat in evening and nights at The Big Ibhah.

Look into the highlights of Taabelia Festival:

Mohit Chauhan will be performing a never seen before non-bollywood set, that features Chambayeee folk inspired by the spirit of Taalbelia.

Indus Creed will team up with Lou Majaw of Granpa Hot Pants for a rare collaboration.

Prem Joshua will be performing with classical vocalist Mahesh Vinayakram, fusing the two mellifluous worlds of music.

Maati Baani is set to combine forces with Kutch artist Moorlala which encompasses a wide range of genres from Arabic influences to the sounds from Rann of Kutch.

The second edition will also feature artists like Monica Dogra, Anand Bhaskar Collective, Ankur & the Ghalat Family, Bhanwari Devi, One half of Midival Punditz Gaurav Raina as Grain (Live), Dhruv Visvanath, Filter Coffee, Madboy/Mink, Malfnktion, Mojojojo, Namit Das & Anurag Shankar, Rajakumari, Rapperiya Baalam, Reggae Rajahs, Sawan Khan Manganiyaar, Sound Avtar, Sumitra, and Su Real. The Rajasthani folk legacy of the latter will be continued with the younger generation in Manganiyar Classroom by Roysten Abel that promises an energising set by the Next Gen of Manganiyaars. The set was a hit in the first edition too.

In association with Event Crafter and the Royal Family of Mandawa, this round the clock affair plays host to four stages through the day and night- with different genres of contemporary, classical and folk music to enthral the residents between two breathtakingly beautiful venues, namely Castle Mandawa and Desert Resort. You will experience a different vibe and a rich confluence of music and other art forms in a boutique environment as Taalbelia serves as a platform for multi-genre artists to come together and create magic!

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