India's first folk and fusion music festival Paddy Fields in association with Singleton Selections is all set to enthral audiences with an exciting concoction of music, from timeless and traditional pieces to thrilling contemporary rhythms. Paddy Fields in association with Singleton by Nesco will be held in Mumbai at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Goregaon on 15th and 16th October 2016.
In its premiere offering, Nesco has announced an exciting line-up of both renowned and upcoming artists including The Colonial Cousins, Mame Khan, Gangadhar & Tulika, Papon, Chaar Yaar, Dhruv Voyage, The Nooran Sisters, and Salim & Sulaiman, who will provide an eclectic mix of sounds at the two-day festival.
Having commanded the respect and attention in folk music circuits and nationally, former India's Got Talent contestant Mame Khan, Bengali artists Gangadhar & Tulika and Sufi qawwali act Chaar Yaar bring the ‘Folk’ element to the weekend while the Colonial Cousins, Papon, Dhruv Voyage and Salim & Sulaiman represent the ‘Fusion’ aspect. Hailing from a family of musicians, The Nooran Sisters have trained in the field of traditional Sufi music for over 13 years and represent the best of both worlds (folk and fusion). These acts combine the best Indian Folk and Fusion music on offer in the country today.
Shikha Kulkarni, GM, Events & Exhibitions - Nesco said, “With Paddy Fields we step into the unexplored cultural realm of Folk & Fusion, with an ideal line up of artists demonstrating their musical brilliance. With Nesco’s mission of ‘enriching people’s lives’, we believe that Paddy Fields will be able to tap into just that.”
Coupled with a vibrant festival feel, Paddy Fields in association with Singleton will also feature an eclectic gastronomic experience, curated around the fusion theme. Paddy Fields, a seated event with a festival feel is sure to attract music lovers across age groups, rejuvenating and enticing the crowd with energetic beats creating a perfect, fun-filled weekend. With an exciting and evocative lineup, the two-day weekend has something on offer for everyone.
When:15th and 16th October
Time: 5 pm
Place: Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Goregaon, Mumbai