Let's get loud

40 artistes. 4 cities. 1 festival. Starting today, some of the country's most eclectic acts will share space with their global counterparts from Reunion Island, Switzerland and Norway, as part of India Music Week

Spread across 40 events with artistes from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore The India Music Week festival is set to be a treat for the Indian music aficionado. Tune into some of the most eclectic music across genres and nationalities, as artistes from Norway, Germany, USA, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Australia and the French Reunion Island will perform as part of the music extravaganza.

Motherjane; (top, left) KK; (top, right) Stephanie Thazar

Starting today, 14 acts will commence their performances. Opening the city segment will be the Raghu Dixit Project, a regular on the Independent music scene. Dixit will re-acquaint his brand of Indian folk with elements of Western Rock, Arabic, Latin and Reggae to audiences.

Fellow act for the day are Norwegian musicians Mari Kvien Brunvoll and Stein Urheim who promise a fine mix of Jazz with dance-like strains. You might also want to catch French Reunion Isle-artiste Stephanie Thazar whose mellifluous vocals blend a bit of her French, African, Chinese and Indian influences, which pepper her unique sound.

Shillong-based band Soulmate will add a Northeastern flavour to the festival with their brand of Blues, Blues-Rock, Soul, Rock n' Roll and R&B. Enter into Motherjane's chamber for head-banging music. Other performances to look forward to include Electro group Mathias Stubo Band, Delhi Sultanate's mash of Dancehall and Hip-Hop.

KK, Parikrama and Jalebee Cartel. Check out visual/Electronica duo of B.L.O.T (Basic Love Of Things), as well as sounds from Dancefloor-Electronica guru Mimetic who will wrap up proceedings towards the end of this celebration of music.

What's on at the IMW
November 16
Raghu Dixit Project
Marie Kvien Brunwol + Stein Urheim
AT Blue Frog, 9.30 pm onwards

November 17
Stephanie Thazar
AT Blue Frog, 9 onwards

AT Hard Rock Cafe, 9.30 pm onwards
Vachan Chinnapa

Delhi Sultanate
Mathias Stubo Band
AT Bonobo, 9.30 pm onwards

November 18
Jalebee Cartel
AT Gadda da Vida, Novotel, Juhu, 9.30 pm onwards

Bonobo, Linking Road, 9.30 pm onwards

KK & Parikrama
AT St Andrew's Auditorium, Bandra, 8 pm onwards
November 19
DJ Hamza
AT Hawaiian Shack, Bandra, 10 pm onwards

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