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Jaipur Lit Fest to create Heritage Evenings at two experiential venues

In partnership with Rajasthan Tourism, Zee Jaipur Literature Festival brings together arts and culture with built heritage at two mesmerising evening events at the magnificent Amber Fort and the spectacular Hawa Mahal. Running parallel to the festival on the evenings of January 20th and 21st, the Heritage Evenings will showcase poetry and music in the backdrop of Jaipur’s heritage and celebrate the city’s cultural riches.

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Rhythm and Rhyme will be an evening of poetry readings held at Amber Fort, Jaipur on Friday, 20th January at 7.30 PM. Bringing together voices from two sides of the globe, the session will witness readings by celebrated American poet Anne Waldman and the renowned Bollywood lyricist Swanand Kirkire. This will be followed by Sarod Recital by Padma Vibhushan Ustad Amjad Ali Khan at the Amber Fort.

Mujre Se Multiplex Tak, will take the audience on a journey through the magical realm of entertainment at Hawa Mahal on Saturday, 21st January at 7:30 PM. Coursing through the ever-changing world of cultural entertainment, the session will explore how the audiences at entertainment venues have evolved over the years. Writer and musician Vidya Shah will reflect on these changes through song while actor Luke Kenny punctuates them with poignant poetry and quirky banter.

Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, Producer of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival said, “With the support of Rajasthan Tourism, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival celebrates the wonderful cultural and architectural heritage of the city of Jaipur through the Festival’s Heritage Evenings. The exclusively curated evenings offer an experience that uniquely places cultural performances within the context of the city’s built heritage and allows audiences to engage with these significant places in a new dimension.”

Passes to the two heritage evenings are available at the information desk at the Diggi Palace.

The annual event has been held at the Diggi Palace since it was founded a decade ago, and will return for its tenth edition, from 19 to 23 January. Continuing its all-inclusive vision, the festival is free and open to all, attracting visitors from all corners of the globe.



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