JMS Unveils Its Line-up For 17th Edition Of JLF

,The fest will feature incredible musical performances each evening from 1-3 February, 2024


As Jaipur prepares for the 17th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the Jaipur Music Stage has unveiled its line-up of performers. JMS will present an array of artists from the Indian subcontinent, offering a tapestry of musical genres that reflect a fusion of style, sound, and history.

Singer, songwriter, and poet Alif (Mohammad Muneem) will perform on the first evening. Alif recently featured in Coke Studio Bharat's Season 2 where he was the vocal composer for Kya Karie Korimol. The evening will also feature The Tapi Project, comprising Yogendra Saniyawala (acoustic & bass guitar, lyrics, composition), Swati Minaxi (voice), Gaurav Kapadia (drums) and Biju Nambiar (keyboards, bass and drums). The band experiments with genres in music like folk, trip-hop, jazz, and ambient textures and uses folk instruments as an essential part of their band.

The second evening of JMS will feature Prabh Deep along with a performance by The Revisit Project. Their music combines jazz while offering observations about life, love, and politics in India. Originating in 2014 as a tribute band, they sought to rediscover some of the lost treasures of Hindi film music, infusing contemporary Funk & Jazz fusion into their renditions.

The final evening will witness a set featuring renowned singer-songwriters Harpreet and Salman Elahi. Harpreet is a versatile artiste who sings original musical compositions in Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Assamese, Rajasthani and Haryanvi. He is known for creating musical scores to epic works of humanist poets like Kabir and Bulleh Shah. Mumbai-based musician Salman Elahi’s soothing voice has captured the hearts of over 20 million people worldwide with his popular song Pahadon Mein. Writing and singing primarily in Urdu/Hindi, Elahi believes in using his music to express his thoughts about life and self-discovery. The evening will also showcase India's ever-evolving band When Chai Met Toast (WCMT). The band consists of vocalist Ashwin Gopakumar, guitarist Achyuth Jaigopal, keyboard player Palee Francis and drummer Pai Sailesh. Formed in 2016 with their debut EP 'Joy of Little Things,' the quartet gained attention for their unique multilingual lyrics, sing-along choruses, and incorporation of acoustic folk instruments.

A night market offering a variety of merchandise, including instruments, music technology, indie label music, and other paraphernalia, will add excitement to the Jaipur Music Stage evenings.

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