ANNIVERSARIES:

16-Jan ! O.P. Nayyar 16-Jan ! Maxine Jones (En Vogue) (1966) 16-Jan ! Sade (1959) 16-Jan ! Javed Akhtar 17-Jan ! Maya Govind 17-Jan ! Ramesh Taurani 17-Jan ! Sreekant Narayan 17-Jan ! Calvin Harris (1984)17-Jan ! Kid Rock (1971)17-Jan ! Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) (1957) 17-Jan ! 1Paul Young (1956) 17-Jan ! Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) (1948) 17-Jan ! Jonathan Davis (Korn) (1971)18-Jan ! Sawai Gandharva 19-Jan ! Jayanthi Kumaresh 19-Jan ! Dewey Bunnell (America) (1952) 19-Jan ! Dolly Parton (1946) 19-Jan ! Rob Bourdon (Linkin Park) (1979)20-Jan ! Ian Hill (Judas Priest) (1958) 20-Jan ! Paul Stanley (Kiss) (1952) 20-Jan ! Sanjay Subrahmanyan 21-Jan ! Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) (1976)21-Jan !Billy Ocean (1950) 21-Jan ! Placido Domingo (1941) 21-Jan ! Steve Adler (Guns N' Roses) (1965) 22-Jan ! Steve Perry (Journey) (1949) 22-Jan ! Earl Falconer (UB40) (1959) 23-Jan ! Kuldip Sood 24-Jan ! Onkar Nath Thakur 24-Jan ! Rekha Vishal 24-Jan ! Neil Diamond (1941) 24-Jan ! Kavita Krishnamurti 25-Jan ! Alicia Keys (1981) 25-Jan ! Richard Finch (KC & The Sunshine Band) (1954)25-Jan ! Falguni Seth 26-Jan ! Andrew Ridgeley (Wham!) (1963) 26-Jan ! Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) (1955) 26-Jan ! Chetanya Padukone 27-Jan ! Preety (Preety – Pinky) 27-Jan ! Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) (1945) 27-Jan ! Pandit Jasraj 28-Jan ! Suman Kalyanpur 28-Jan ! Pandit Jasraj 28-Jan ! Ajay Pohankar 28-Jan ! Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) (1980) 28-Jan ! Sarah McLachlan (1968) 28-Jan ! Jonny Lang (1981)29-Jan ! Eddie Jackson (Queensr˙che) (1961) 29-Jan ! Gajananrao Joshi 30-Jan ! Phil Collins (1951) 30-Jan ! Justin Timberlake ('N Sync) (1981) 31-Jan ! John Lydon (Sex Pistols/P.I.L.) (1956) 31-Jan !! Big Boi (Outkast) 1-Feb ! Don Everly (Everly Brothers) 1-Feb ! Lisa Marie Presley 1-Feb ! Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers) 1-Feb ! Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook) 1-Feb ! Anwar 1-Feb ! Alan McKay (Earth, Wind & Fire) 2-Feb ! Graham Nash 2-Feb ! Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) 2-Feb ! Ross Valory (Santana) 2-Feb ! Shakira 2-Feb ! Tony Butler (Big Country) 2-Feb ! Asif Merchant 2-Feb ! Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawai 2-Feb ! Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar 2-Feb ! S.Somasundaram (Madurai Somu) 2-Feb ! Sean Kingston 3-Feb ! Mani Krishnaswami 3-Feb ! Alice Cooper 4-Feb ! Natalie Imbruglia 4-Feb ! K.K.Ravi 4-Feb ! Pandit Bhimsen Joshi 4-Feb ! Bobby Brown 5-Feb ! Chris Barron (Spin Doctors) 5-Feb ! Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses) 5-Feb ! J.R. Cobb (Atlanta Rhythm Section) 5-Feb ! Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) 6-Feb ! Fabian 6-Feb ! Rick Astley 6-Feb ! David Bryan (Bon Jovi) 7-Feb ! Garth Brooks 7-Feb ! Steve Bronski (Bronski Beat) 7-Feb ! Dave "Phoenix" Ferrel (Linkin Park) 8-Feb ! Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk)8-Feb ! Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) 8-Feb ! Biddu 8-Feb ! Jagjit Singh 8-Feb ! Shobha Gurtu 8-Feb ! Sophiya 8-Feb ! Carole King 9-Feb ! Roberta Flack 10-Feb ! S.Rajam 10-Feb ! Sanjay Tandon 10-Feb ! Brandy 11-Feb ! Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child) 11-Feb ! Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) 11-Feb ! Sheryl Crow 11-Feb ! Louis Bank 11-Feb ! Chynna Phillips (Wilson Phillips) 12-Feb ! Chitravina N.Ravikiran 12-Feb ! Rama Ravi 12-Feb ! Ed Gagliardi 13-Feb ! Freedom Williams (C&C Music Factory) 13-Feb ! Les Warner (The Cult) 13-Feb ! Peter Gabriel 13-Feb ! Peter Tork (The Monkees) 13-Feb ! Robbie Williams 13-Feb ! Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) 14-Feb ! Roger Fisher (Heart) 14-Feb ! Vijay Koparkar 14-Feb ! Ali Campbell (UB40) 15-Feb ! Brandon Boyd (Incubus) 15-Feb ! David Brown (Santana) 15-Feb ! John Helliwell (Supertramp) 15-Feb ! Mikey Craig (Culture Club) 15-Feb ! Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. (The Killers) 15-Feb ! Harish Bhimani 15-Feb ! Ramanathapuram C.S.Murugabhoopathy 15-Feb ! Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) 16-Feb ! Ice-T 16-Feb ! James Ingram 16-Feb ! The Weeknd 16-Feb ! Ed Sheeran 17-Feb ! Sonali Raod 17-Feb ! Dennis DeYoung (STYX) 18-Feb ! Derek Pellicci (Little River Band) 18-Feb ! Dr. Dre 18-Feb ! Yoko Ono 18-Feb ! Khayyam 18-Feb ! Seal 19-Feb ! Smokey Robinson 19-Feb ! Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) 19-Feb ! Meena Jobalia 19-Feb ! Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys) 20-Feb ! Ian Brown (Stone Roses) 20-Feb ! Jon Brant (Cheap Trick) 20-Feb ! Lew Soloff (Blood, Sweat & Tears) 20-Feb ! Rihanna 20-Feb ! Anu Kapoor 20-Feb ! Charlotte Church 21-Feb ! James Blunt 22-Feb ! Jon Brant (Cheap Trick) 22-Feb ! Michael Wilton (Queensryche) 22-Feb ! Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) 23-Feb ! Howard Jones 23-Feb ! Johnny Winter 23-Feb ! Lasse Johansson (The Cardigans) 23-Feb ! Shobha Joshi 23-Feb ! Lonnie Turner (Steve Miller Band) 24-Feb ! Paul Jones (Manfred Mann) 24-Feb ! Nakash Aziz 24-Feb ! Naksh Lyalpuri 24-Feb ! P.S.Narayanaswamy 24-Feb ! John Jon (Bronski Beat) 26-Feb ! Jonathan Cain (Journey) 26-Feb ! Michael Bolton 26-Feb ! Paul Cotton (Poco) 26-Feb ! B.V.Lakshmanan 26-Feb ! B.V.Raman 26-Feb ! Chilli (TLC) 27-Feb ! Neil Schon (Journey) 27-Feb ! Paul Humphreys (O.M.D.) 27-Feb ! Kunika 27-Feb ! Sameer 27-Feb ! Cindy Wilson (The B-52's) 28-Feb ! Ian Stanley (Tears For Fears) 28-Feb ! Pat Monahan (Train) 28-Feb ! Padma Talwalkar 28-Feb ! Ravindra Jain 28-Feb ! U.Shrinivas 28-Feb ! Versha Usgaonkar 28-Feb ! Cyrus Broacha 29-Feb ! Rukmini Devi 29-Feb

Udaipur world music festival Udaipur

The Udaipur World Music Festival, conceptualised and produced by SEHER is the first annual signature destination festival organized in the city of Udaipur. A musical extravaganza first of its kind in India. It brings together music of the world cutting across genres, represented by over 150 artists from over 17 countries on one single platform in India. With its inception in the year 2016, the festival has had three very successful editions and in its third edition has been rated as India's top Music Festival already, having established Udaipur as the hub for the world music in India.
Spread over six picturesque venues UWMF offers genres of music that celebrates different moods of the day. The early morning stage has meditative music while the afternoons are spent beside the lakes, personifying romantic music at its best, followed by the evening stage where energetic youthful music brings together people from all age groups and sections of society.
This festival has been a game changer in the music industry of India having witnessed an audience footfall of over 50,000, with participation from over 150 musicians coming from over 20 countries across the world, featuring artists like Grammy Award winner, Dobet  Gnahore, The London Community Gospel Choir, Txarango from Spain, Hot water from South Africa.
The Udaipur World Music Festival is an annual festival which is conducted every year at the same time, featuring unparalleled live performances with the city of lakes as a background and celebrates cultural diversity at its best. The festival also features the local Rajasthani talent and gives a valuable platform and exposure to the local artists and the people of Rajasthan and has well spread out venues to provide a holistic experience to the music lovers travelling from across the world.

Udaipur world music festival
Place : Udaipur, Rajasthan
Date : 15th, 16th & 17 February 2019

Schedule, Venues and Timing 
15 - 17 Feburary 2019
Amber at Amet Haveli - Ambrai Ghat - 8 AM to 10 AM
Fateh Sagar Paal - 3 PM to 5 PM
Gandhi Ground - 7 PM Onwards

Voicwe of Laa Po Laa (India)
Date : 14 & 15 February 2019
Place : Forum Celebration Mall

Manjoor Khan Manganiyar and Group
Date :
15 & 16 February 2019
Place : Udaipur Railway Station ( 9 am) & Maharaa Pratap Airport (1 pm)

Gulaza (Israel /Yemen)
Date :
15 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

Karsh Kale (India)
Date :
15 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

ELS Catattes (Spain)
Date :
15 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

Shashank Subramanyam (India) 
Date :
16 February 2019 - Morning
Place : Amber at Amet Haveli - Ambrai Ghat

Delegocha Ensemble (Iran) 
Date :
16 February 2019 - Morning
Place : Amber at Amet Haveli - Ambrai Ghat

Yves Theiler feat. Shree Sundarkumar (Switzerland)
Date :
 16 February 2019 - Afternoon
Place : Fateh Sagar Paal

Chand Afzal (India) 
Date :
16 February 2019 - Afternoon
Place : Fateh Sagar Paal

Avora Records (india)
Date :
16 February 2019 - Evening
Place: Gandhi Ground

Alabaluna (portugal)
Date :
16 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

Rhythm Rebels (indonesia)
Date : 16 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

Hot Water (south Africa)
Date :
16 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

Rocio Marquez Duet (Spain)
Date :
17 February 2019 - Morning
Place : Amber At Amet Haveli - Ambrai Ghat

Manjusha Patil Kulkarni (India)
Date :
17 February 2019 - Morning
Place : Amber At Amet Haveli - Ambrai Ghat

Udopia (Greece)
Date :
17 February 2019 - Afternoon
Place : Fateh Sagar Paal

Vibha Saraf (India)
Date :
17 February 2019 - Afternoon
Place : Fateh Sagar Paal

La Dame Blanche (Cuba - France)
Date : 17 February 2019 - Afternoon
Place : Fateh Sagar Paal

Traffic Jam (India)
Date :
17 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

Natig Rhythm Group (Azerbaijan)
Date :
17 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

The Local Train (India)
Date :
17 February 2019 - Evening
Place : Gandhi Ground

Interviews

Venues

Best Jazz Venue in India

Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival  of live music.