Oct 15 - 162016
Paddy Fields 2016
- Concert starts at 6 pm.
- Gates will open 1 hour before the show begins.
- Ticket holder will be required to exchange their ticket for a wrist band.
- Season Ticket holders will need to wear the wrist band on both days for entry.
- Kindly use the pay and park services at the NESCO complex. The organizers are not responsible for any damage or theft of the vehicle during the festival.
- This ticket admits ONE person only.
- Children below 3 years do not need a ticket.
- This ticket will not be valid for entry if the security hologram on face of the ticket is tampered with.
- No re-entry will be permitted.
- The organizers reserve the right of admission.
- The organizers reserve the right to frisk ticket holders at entry points for security reasons. Your cooperation is solicited.
- Handbags, bottles, cans or tins are not allowed inside the venue. The use of audio or video equipment for any recording purposes is strictly prohibited.
- Food or beverages from outside are not permitted.
- Alcohol will be served to persons above legal drinking age, on showing age proof.
- The organizers do not take responsibility for the loss or theft of any personal belongings.
- The organizers cannot be held liable for the delay or failure of the event due to force majeure conditions.
- The consumption of banned substances is strictly prohibited.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited within performance area.
- Once the performance commences all cell phones inside the venue must be switched off.
- Enjoy responsibly. Do not Drink & Drive.
- Colonial Cousins
The path breaking fusion act, comprising vocalist par excellence, A. Hariharan and composer / producer extraordinaire, Leslie Lewis, was formed in 1994. Drawing from Hari's innate knowledge of Indian classical and folk music, Colonial Cousins used elements of the traditional and merged them with Leslie's international pop sound to create some monster fusion hits. Their four albums have spawned such popular songs as 'Sa Ni Dha Pa', 'Krishna', 'Feel Alright', 'Indian Rain', 'Adrian's Angel', 'The Way We Do It', 'Lady', 'Kai Zhala', 'Sri Rama' and others that dipped into the core of Indian music without it ever being obvious to the listener.
The Colonial Cousins are considered the first commercially successful fusion band from India and apart from winning the MTV Asia Viewers Choice Award and the US Billboard Viewers Choice Award in 1996, were also the first Indian act to get a prestigious MTV Unplugged in London in 1997.
- Mame Khan
Mame Khan belongs to a family of Manganiyar master singers, who have performed a unique, oral tradition for more than fifteen generations. His energy and vocal skill owe much to the influence of his father and tutor, the late Shri Rana Khan. Mame Khan's musical career started in a village named Satto near the golden city of Jaisalmer which is famous for its rich history of kings and poets, and is a place where Muslim and Hindu mystical traditions come together - timeless and beyond borders.
The tremendously respected Mame Khan sings a wide repertoire of traditional Folk and Sufi songs. The special style of the Manganiyar's called Jangra includes a universe of songs for all occasions in life. He is also the main vocal of the famous Manganiyar Seduction by Roysten Abel, has sung in popular Bollywood movies such as 'No One Killed Jessica', 'Luck By Chance' and 'I Am' and is a staple on Coke Studio. He recently won the GIMA Award for Best Folk Single for 'Saawan'.
- Gangadhar and Tulika
Gangadhar and Tulika are a husband wife duo from Krishnanagar in West Bengal who are fast becoming one of the most popular folk acts from the region.
Tulika began singing under the tutelage of her father and later trained under the legendary Sumon Biswas. Gangadhar, though a performer and very passionate about folk music from childhood, was in search of musical direction. A chance meeting, instant chemistry, courtship and marriage, began the journey on the path they are now treading.
Gangadhar and Tulika's music is a blend of the rich traditional music of Bengal, from Baul to Kirtan and Rabindrasangeet to Shyamasangeet. Their big break came when they performed on the Bengali version of the reality show Saregama. They wowed audiences with their versatility, even singing long forgotten songs from Lalon Fakir, Hassan Raja and Abdul Karim.
Papon (Angaraag Mahanta) - a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and singer has become one of the most sought after voices in India. While rooted in folk, Papon is an extremely versatile artiste. Son of musicians Archana Mahanta and the late Khagen Mahanta, Papon was introduced to music and its intricacies at a very early age and quickly imbibed influences from traditional Folk songs of Eastern India to Ghazals to new-age Electronica. Blessed with a soulful voice, Papon has carved a niche for himself as a versatile singer and composer. His performances in the North East are spectacular for the size of audience and this craze to watch Papon live is spilling over into other parts of the country as well, fueled undoubtedly by his Coke Studio sessions and recent spate of singing awards. His performances to discerning folk music audiences in the UK bear testimony to Papon's ability to create fusion that has global appeal.
- Chaar Yaar
When composer, vocalist and poet Madan Gopal Singh, ace guitarist and banjo player Deepak Castelino, soulful sarod player Pritam Ghosal and the energetic multiple percussionist Amjad Khan came together as Chaar Yaar in 2007, it was with the intention of reviving soul and folk music. The group traversed the path of Sufi texts dating back to the 12-13th century beginning with Baba Farid and Rumi and ending with Khwaja Ghulam Farid of the late 19th century. They also started experimenting with songs and poetry spread across various cultures and timelines. Their journey led them to the fusion of music and poetry as diverse as that of Brecht, Lorca, Tagore, Puran Singh, Hikmet, Hamzatov, Faiz, Nagarjun musically bridged with Rumi, John Lennon, Kabir and Bulle Shah in the same song.
- Dhruv Ghanekar
Dhruv Ghanekar has been a popular guitar player and music producer on the Mumbai music scene for many years now. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in music in India and on the International arena with Vieux Farka Toure, Richard Bona, Trilok Gurtu, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Bernard Purdee, A. R Rahman, Raul Midon, to name a few. His first album 'Distance' was released in 2008 to critical acclaim but did not give anyone an inkling of what was to follow. 'Voyage' released in 2015 is a tour de force, with a fusion of sounds from Africa and India. It is one of the most accomplished fusion albums from India, reflected in the number of awards it has won, including the 2016 GIMA for Best Fusion Album.
- Nooran Sisters
Mystical and legendary folk tales are put to music by the Nooran Sisters. Born into a family of musicians, Jyoti and Sultana Nooran are the granddaughters of the late Bibi Nooran, a very popular Sufi singer in the 1970s. Their father, Ustad Gulshan Meer, son of the famous late Ustad Sohan Lal, is not only their guru but often also performs with them in concert! The sisters were spotted on the TV Show 'Nikki Awaz Punjab Di' and soon their popularity mushroomed, getting them performances of Punjabi Sufi music not just in India but across the world.
In 2012, The Nooran Sisters featured on the song 'Allah Hoo' on Coke Studio, which led to their singing 'Pataka Guddi' for A.R. Rahman on the 'Highway' soundtrack in 2014, which exploded them on the national scene. Based in Jalandhar , the Nooran Sisters continue to grow in popularity with their traditional Sufi songs that come straight from the soil.
The Merchant siblings, Salim and Sulaiman, broke into the mainstream music scene in the mid 90s, helping define the sound of Indipop from where the Bollywood industry picked them up. Among the country's leading music directors, they have scored music for over 100 Indian films, picked up numerous awards and become a staple on Coke Studio India. They have also composed for international musicals such as 'Merchants of Bollywood' and 'Beyond Bollywood' and Hollywood films like 'Sold'. Apart from being nominated for a daytime Emmy Award for composing 'Save the Tiger - Wonder Pets' they have also worked on songs for Lady Gaga and Enrique Iglesias. The duo has enthralled audiences across the world with their live concerts including performing at the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010. But perhaps the greatest recognition of their fusion music has been performing at the World Of Music, Arts And Dance (WOMAD) festival in London in 2014, the first Indian act to do so.
Season & Day Pass
Coupled with a vibrant festival feel, Paddy Fields will also feature an eclectic gastronomic experience, curated around the fusion theme. The exclusive seated event will see celebrated artists like The Colonial Cousins, Mame Khan, Gangadhar and Tulika, Papon, Chaar Yaar, Dhruv Ghanekar, The Nooran Sisters and Salim and Sulaiman take to the stage over the stirring two-day weekend.
Over 2500 music enthusiasts are expected to soak in this soul stirring experience at this humongous and offbeat Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon.