the Festival is All About
International Folk Festival was started in the year 2007and this event is held
every year in the city of Jodhpur, and brings in hundreds of artists in a
celebration of Rajasthan’s traditional music and dance forms. It is also known
as the Jodhpur Folk Festival and has become one of the most popular music and
arts festivals in India, and is endorsed by UNESCO as a cultural celebration. Book tours to Jodhpur to enjoy this enigmatic festival.
traditional art performances and entertainment acts are held around the
beautiful Mehrangarh Fort and the festival is normally held during the period
of Sharad Poornima. Beautiful folk dances and music forms from the deep
interiors of Rajasthan are performed by prominent folk artists and this
spectacle is witnessed by local and international tourists alike.
also be fusion performances, contemporary entertainment acts and a jazz night
and Rajasthani night to entertain tourists.
Peek at the Festival This Year
The event is being
sponsored by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, and will be held from the 12th
of October to the 16th of October this year. The Vivanta by Taj Hari
Mahal, The Gateway Hotel and the Umaid Bhawan Palace will host the artists and tourists who are planning a Jodhpur holiday in Rajasthan.
also be special interactive sessions for school children and their families.
Live performances will be held against the breathtaking backdrop of the
Mehrangarh Fort. This Folk Festival has now become an international event,
attracting visitors from across the globe.
Up of Events
the interactive sessions will be held on the 13th, 14th
and 15th from 11 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 5 pm. These sessions are
held to highlight some of the traditional art forms of Rajasthan that are
becoming extinct because of lack of support. The sessions in this year’s event
will focus on two musical instruments (Thaalisar and Pawri) and a traditional
art form which involves depictions of Hindu deities.
The fort festivities
will include several performances highlighting the wonderful art forms from the
various parts of Rajasthan. There will also be stage performances on international
folk music and art forms and even fusion performances.These are held through
the night, and the dawn is normally greeted with devotional performances.
RIFF has become a major event for art lovers in the country. During the
Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jodhpur becomes even more of a favored
destination in Rajasthan as tourists flock here to get a feel of the local