February 24, 2019

Manipuri Band Performs at Udaipur World Music Festival 2019

Manipuri Band Traffic Jam recently performed at the 4th edition of India’s biggest world music extravaganza - Udaipur World Music Festival 2019. The band performed on the concluding day of the three day festival that was organized from February 15 to 17 at the Gandhi Ground, in the city of lakes, attended by patrons and music lovers from all over the world. Organised by the seasoned event company Seher, this music celebration united global artistes and bands from over 20 countries, including Spain, Italy, France, Cuba, Brazil, India, Iran and many more. 

The Manipuri band engaged the packed audience with their energetic and lively performance, followed by acts like Natig Rhythm Group from Azerbaijan and the Delhi-based rock band The Local Train.

Traffic Jam is a decade old band comprising of members from the north east of India, who met in the capital city of Delhi. The band strives to pay tribute to the Rock Gods and Anthems they grew up with, in their home ground. Heavily influenced by life, love and rock, their name speaks for itself, something everyone faces in every aspect of their life. The 4-member band consists of Jimmy Thang (Vocal/ Guitar), Kennedy Singh (Guitar), D.S. Mung (Bass) and Stevekid Valte (Drums). As an ‘all-genre’ band, its root goes down to the basic strong foundation of each of the members, who are all passionate practitioners of music.

The Udaipur World Music Festival is an annual festival which is conducted every year at the same time, featuring unparalleled live performances with the city of lakes as a background and celebrates cultural diversity at its best. The festival also features the local Rajasthani talent and gives a valuable platform and exposure to the local artists and the people of Rajasthan, and has well spread out venues to provide a holistic experience to the music lovers travelling from across the world, where energetic youthful music brings together people from all age groups and sections of society.

Founded in 1994, by Sanjeev Bhargava, Seher, literally meaning ‘breaking of the dawn’, was founded with the vision of taking Indian culture to a large number of people, not just to a small cultural elite. In the last 15 years, Seher has become one of the most highly regarded organizations in the arena of performing and visual arts – both for the diversity of performances as well as for the unusual manner in which they were conceived. Its events have been repeatedly described as historic, innovative and radically different. 

Prantik Deka