Folk Music from Rajasthan

Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Royal University of Bhutan

Coming from Shekhawati, the land of bravery, deep-rooted faith, where art and trade thrives hand in glove, Jamna Devi, Mali Devi, Karna Ram and Bhavnar Lal will perform enchanting melodies based on Kabir and Meera Bai and the human values that they embodied. Using only a dholak and an ek tara and songs that go three to four centuries back, they bring to you music that Bhutan has not heard before.



Mountain Echoes Music Stage

Saturday, August 27, 2016 | 7:00 pm onwards
Clock Tower

Yanchen and The Able

Yangchen & The Able does renditions of Boedra numbers (a category of Bhutanese music) and rendition covers of Pop, Rock and Alternative. Yangchen will be fronting the band as the lead vocalist with Himal Giri on the guitar, Darpan Tamang on the bass, Tashi Gyelpo on the keys and Sajan on the drums. For the opening act at the Mountain Echoes Music Stage they will be performing a mild fusion as a rendition of some very popular folk songs of Bhutan.



Indian Ocean is a ground-breaking fusion rock band from India. The current line up has Rahul Ram (bass, vocals),  Amit Kilam (percussion, drums), Nikhil Rao (guitars), Tuheen Chakravorty (tabla) and Himanshu Joshi (vocals). Indian Ocean is one of the most thriving Indian indie acts and takes inspiration from folk music. Their songs, like Kandisa  and Bandeh, were instant hits and the band has played all around the globe. They have released seven albums and have contributed music to several Bollywood films as well; Black Friday, Peepli Live, Satyagrah, and most recently Masaan, to name a few. Tandanu (2014) is their most recent album featuring 7 songs with 7 stalwart collaborators.



Open Mic

Sunday, August 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm onwards
Mojo Park

Join us for an evening of fun and revelry after the formal end of sessions on the last day of the festival at Mojo Park with an Open Mic night.