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Rhythm of Life-Rishikesh Music Festival

Rhythm of Life-Rishikesh Music Festival

May 14, 2022 to May 15, 2022

Ministry of Culture is organizing the second edition of “Rishikesh Music Festival 2022” on 14th-15th May 2022 as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. This edition is being organized jointly with Sangeet Natak Academy, Uttarakhand Tourism, and Kutani Handpan Academy (the first-ever handpan academy of Asia, founded near Laxman Jhula).

Rishikesh Music Festival is an annual music festival held in the Himalayan foothill area of Rishikesh, India, beside the river Ganga. The line-up of this festival includes a mix of established and emerging, sub-continental and global artists.

The event will be graced by Hon’ble Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, alongside other dignitaries.

This festival shall feature renowned voices of the music industry such as Kailash Kher, Rudra Veena, Bahauddin Dagar, Baba Kutani, Indian Jam Project, Surya Gayathri, and many other artists of National and International repute.

This two-day event shall take place in two shifts on each day: the morning session shall take place at Parmarth Niketan and will begin at 5:30 AM and end at 12 PM, and the evening session shall take place at Purnanand Ground from 5 PM till 9 PM.

Entry to the event is free and open for all.

Program schedule for Rishikesh Music Festival

DAY 1: Saturday, 14th May 2022 Morning session at Parmarth Niketan/Ganga Resort
5:30 AM Inauguration - Yagya and Sama Veda Chanting Shri Swami Narayan Vedic Rishikul (Samveda Kauthum Shakha), Rishikesh
6:15 AM Shehnai performance by Sanjeev and Ashwini Shankar Sarod performance by Smit Tiwari
7:00 AM Naad Yoga session by Acharya Bhuwan Chandra
9:00 AM Workshop on Handpan by Baba Kutani
10:00 AM Drum Circle session by Clive Vaz
Evening session at Purnananda Ground Performance line-up
5:00 PM Baul Music - Mahadev Das Baul
5:30 PM Vidyapati Sangeet - Sushmita Jha
6:00 PM Ganga Aarti
6:45 PM Clive Vaz
7:15 PM Araz Band
7:45 PM Pakshee Band and Digvijay Singh Pariyar
8:15 PM Kailasa Band
DAY 2: Sunday, 15 May 2022 Morning session at Parmarth Niketan/Ganga Resort
5:30 AM Rudra Veena – Bahhauddin Dagar
6:00 AM Nagaswaram - A. Vijay Karthikeyan, Tamil Nadu
6:30 AM Flute - Hindustani and Carnatic - Chetan Joshi, Mysore A Chandankumar
7:00 AM Heritage-walk to Beatles village with Baba Kutani and Rachit Lakhmani
11:00 AM Workshop on Making Flutes and Didgeridoo – Prakash Didgeridoo
Lunch Break
Evening session at Purnananda Ground Performance line-up
5:00 PM Vedic Chanting - Soorya Gayathri
5:30 PM Ganga Aarti
6:15 PM Swastik Band
6:45 PM Indian Groovers - Baba Kutani & Himanshu Darmora
7:30 PM Nathulal Solanki
8:15 PM INDIAN JAM PROJECT and VÀNDE MATARAM - A Medley by 75 students and artists from Colleges, Rishikesh