When it comes to musical gatherings, there are some ‘its’, and then there are two major summits that instantly spring to mind. One of them, perhaps on popularity the Number One Summit, is Musiconcepts’ India Music Summit which celebrates India’s rich and diverse musical heritage through conversations on everything musical. And this year, the Raymond MTV India Music Summit, at the Fairmont in Jaipur, will celebrate the best of Indian music from October 4th to 6th 2019.
For this edition of the Raymond MTV India Music Summit 2019 #EkSachhaSur, over 50 sessions of rich musical experiences have been planned by Musiconcepts. Starting with classical highlights to morning divinity, from musicians’ jam to keynote addresses, from conversations to baithaks, from choirs to taleem, and more, the repertoire brings the finest talents in India, with a range and diversity that encompasses all genres of Indian music, including Devotional, Classical, Jazz, Ghazal, Folk, Instrumental, and Contemporary.
Entry to The India Music Summit is ticketed and the past two editions of the Summit saw more 8000 ticketed attendees, with many who traveled all the way to Jaipur for this immersive experience
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Aficionados of Indian music will have an opportunity to learn, discover and immerse oneself in music and musicality and engage in sessions with artists such as:
- Indian cinema playback singers- Asha Bhosle, Sunidhi Chauhan, Javed Ali
- Classical instrumentalists- Shiv Kumar Sharma, Rahul Sharma, Shujaat Khan, Vikku Vinayakram, Shashank Subramaniam, Ajay Prasanna, Purbayan Chatterjee, Taufiq Qureshi.
- Vocalists- Uday Bhawalkar, Aruna Sairam, Sunanda Sharma, Prabh Deep, Rajan-Sajan Mishra, Venkatesh Kumar, Aslam Sabri, Radhika Chopra.
- The inimitable Shillong Chamber Choir; the Little Maestro -the World’s Fastest Piano Player-Lydian Nadhaswaram.
According to the co-founders of Musiconcepts -Ambika Srivastava, Mala Sekhri, and Aparna Joshi, “The India Music Summit aims to bring together the diverse musical heritage of India. Presented in a unique and inimitable style, it dissolves the distance between the stage and the audience, allowing the energy of the music, musicians and music lovers to become one. Musiconcepts has curated and created a magnificent setting for artists to explore new sounds and content, get out of their comfort zones, disrupt the existing myths surrounding genres and showcase themselves the way the world hasn’t seen or heard before.”
The three-day Summit in partnership with Raymond and MTV, India’s No. 1 Youth Brand, is set amidst the stunning Fairmont, Jaipur and will host sessions ranging from rare, meditative, peaceful, and intimate morning baithaks.From the soulful Ajay Prasanna and Shashank Subramanyam, Uday Bhawalkar –the voice of Dhrupad, to a special dedication to Benares the city of Moksh, by the brilliant Benares duo Pandit Rajan and Sajan Mishra to the carrier of Girija Devi’s Legacy – Sunanda Sharma.
Be captivated in the celebration of love by the stalwarts of music with the riveting narrative of Saif Mahmood to a special performance called Junoon — a journey through desire — presented by Vikku Vinayakram, Shujaat Khan and Taufiq Quereshi to the soulful voice of Javed Ali in a special unplugged set to the love of the Supreme by Aslam Sabri and troupe.
Or experience the Genius of Harmony with the much-celebrated Shillong Chamber Choir as the Summit reverberates with their magical lilt; to attending Masterclasses where the masters like Shujaat Khan, Aruna Sairam, Ustaad Mazhar and Jawaad Khan, Shashank Subramanyam, and Radhika Chopra will demonstrate, teach and explain and decode music at some of the musical experiences planned by Musiconcepts at the Raymond MTV India Music Summit 2019.
Among the major attractions will be a conversation between Playback Maestro Asha Bhosle and the wizard of words Prasoon Joshi — Her Music, Her Life, Her Journey, Her Inspiration– that is bound to enthrall
Tickets for the Raymond MTV India Music Summit 2019 are available on BookMyShow and are already in high demand. One can purchase either a Day Pass or Season Pass for all days of the Summit.
Commenting on the Summit, Mentor, Prasoon Joshi said, “Today the India Music Summit does not require an introduction — the word-of-mouth amongst music lovers is so strong. When something great in music happens it just cascades; similarly, the India Music Summit is being sought after… it is becoming a music lover’s destination.”
Joshi also mentioned that one of the highlights would be his conversation with Asha Bhosle. He said, “This year I’m looking forward to my conversation with Ashaji. We have grown up listening to her voice — I feel very fortunate that I will be speaking to her about her life and her music. We have all heard her sing, but rarely have we heard her share her musical journey.”
Gautam Hari Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, Raymond Limited, said, “Raymond is delighted to present the third edition of the India Music Summit, this is the second year of association with this unique and engaging platform. Raymond’s rich legacy of over 9-decades and the fact that we are a homegrown brand is a testimony to our constant endeavor to support Indian art in every form. This is a part of our vision to nurture, promote and curate different forms of national art and craft in diverse fields. We are honored to be associated with a movement that celebrates Indian Art and Culture and provides the most credible global platform to promote Indian Music,”
“Being an iconic brand, I feel it is our responsibility to support such an initiative that brings together the very best of Indian culture and heritage and gives them an opportunity to express themselves. Like our constant efforts towards broadening our horizon by expanding our product portfolio, The India Music Summit to caters to a vast diaspora as it’s a confluence of artists and experts from varied genres who are bound by the love for music, thus bringing in the perfect synergy between us. What’s more exciting is that it also explores the cultural influence of music across the globe with one new country every year. I believe, it’s just the beginning of a revolution that will not just resonate with Indians, but the entire world,” says Sanjay Behl, CEO, Raymond Ltd.
Ferzad Palia, Head – Youth, Music & English Entertainment, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, said, “We have been supporting the MTV India Music Summit, over the past 3 years and bringing an enthralling experience to music lovers. The event celebrates maestros from various genres, opening new worlds for the rich musical talent in the country.
“Being a brand that has created iconic properties like MTV Unplugged, Coke Studio and more recently, MTV Hustle, we believe that nurturing new talent as well as promoting established artists across genres, goes a long way in creating newer avenues for the industry. Music is an intangible heritage that brings life to India’s multi-faceted culture. Platforms like MTV India Music Summit are most pertinent in placing India in its rightful place on the global music map,” Palia said.
Ratan Kant Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, Triton Hotels and Resorts Pvt Ltd – Owner -Fairmont Jaipur, says, “Fairmont Jaipur is happy to be the venue of choice for the third consecutive time for the largest music festival in the country. Traditional music has always been celebrated at Fairmont Jaipur and through this delightful integration, we see a symphonic blend of lifestyle, luxury, and culture with our palace property. The three-day summit will be an ideal occasion to raise a toast to our culturally rich country with well-renowned musicians and singers in the past and present. We look forward to driving all music aficionados to the Pink City and offering an impeccable hospitality experience to our guests.”
Raymond MTV India Music Summit 2019 #EkSachchaSur by Musiconcepts is proud to have onboard a host of sponsors & partners including Vedanta, Volkswagen, McDowells No.1 Soda, Rajasthan Tourism, Maggi, Mawana Sugars, Nescafe Gold, Bikaji and Indian Oil. Our partners include media partner, NDTV and patron, Patrika Group in addition to Air India, Red FM, Incredible India & Sangeet Natak Akademi.