Sandscape Festival Returns To Rajasthan For 5 Days Of Intercultural Exploration
7 February 2019
Sandscape is an Indo-European collective that celebrates the culture of the Thar desert and the cities and villages around Rajasthan through multimedia collaborations between folk and electronic artists. A 5-day festival that will see various musicians, dancers, scientists and visual artists come together in Jaisalmer and its surrounding landscape from 13-18 February.
With the general aim of merging folk traditions of Thar with contemporary artforms, the festival will see audio-visual performances by folk and electronic artists along with film screenings, educational workshops, visual installations, puppetry and discussions. The festival’s unique programme also aims to explore topics such as tourism, its impact on social and environmental ecosystems, ethics in cultural projects and women empowerment.
Local artforms will be represented through folk music by the Manganiyar community, Gafoor Khan and Kutle Khan and a dance performance by Queen Harish. Some of the other names confirmed so far include Fossick Project, Viktor Furiani, Clicks And Errors and Diana Lovrin, as well as some homegrown acts like Mashter, Lucid Raaga and Ma Faiza. Artists will also interact with the local culture of the region to create original multi-disciplinary content and reinforce their practices through workshops as part of Sandscape’s Art Residency.