The Ziro Festival of Music this year is in all its glory. Like every year, ZMF is staging some badass International Artists who’ll be there to have you grooving with your rice beer. Here are those talented lots hailing from around the world that are going to perform at Ziro.
This dude here has music in his blood quite literally. Dawda Jobarteh is from the musical lineage of Gambia. Dawda is the grandson of Alhaji Bai Konte, the son of Amadou Bansang Jobarteh and the nephew of both Malamini Jobarteh and Dembo Konte. Dawda takes his traditional musical training from his Mande griot upbringing in Gambia and with the help of long-term friends and band members, Preben Carlsen on guitar, Nana Osibio on bass and Salieu Dibba on percussion, creates an intense contemporary vision of an ancient tradition.
Give This Man a Listen.
Having a close relationship with India for 10 years, Antoine is a French singer who started the violin at 6 and soon took the guitar to accompany his voice and got this obsession for Reggae music. This French-Delhite gathered musical influences from Africa tradition, Reggae, Rock Opera, Spanish gipsy and French songs and his own compositions.
GRAMLINES is an Alternative Rock band from Padova, Italy. Formed in the year 2012, this band consists of Frank Melone, Steve Bejor, Frankie Pinolo, Damian From Pieces and Albert Born-on-Floor. Check Them Out.
SHYE BEN TZUR & THE RAJASTHAN EXPRESS
Shey Ben Tzur hails all the way from Israel. This composer/producer/poet and performer who lives in India and Israel, composes Qawwalis, Instrumental and Devotional music in Hebrew, Urdu and Hindi. In 2015, Ben Tzur has recorded an album with British guitarist and composer Jonny Greenwood and a group of Indian musicians at the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in the Indian State of Rajasthan.
The sessions and Greenwood’s 2015 India tour were filmed by Paul Thomas Anderson for his documentary.
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