"A festival of this scale featuring such diverse music from so many different continents and regions coming together in one of the best tourist destinations of India would make Udaipur a culturally vibrant destination.
“An annual event where International and domestic travelers can mark the dates on their yearly travel calendar,” festival director Sanjeev Bhargava, said in a statement. To be conducted every year at the same time, the festival will feature unparalleled live performances with the city of lakes as a background and will celebrate cultural diversity at its best.
One of the most popular Fado singers from Portugal, Carminho will be performing for the first time in India at the event. French composer Mathias Duplessy will also perform at the event, where he will collaborate with Rajasthani vocalist Mukhtiyar Ali from the semi-nomadic community called Mirasi from the Thar Desert. The evening will come alive with instrumental Spanish Flamenco guitar and dance performance and the unique African beat music by Dobet Gnahoré, a Grammy award winner from the Ivory Coast.