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Rajasthan Festival 2016 Day 3: For Arts, Culture and Couture

An Amazing Melange of Fashion, Music and Performing Arts



The third day of Rajasthan Festival saw some amazing melange of fashion, music and performing arts on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. From Classical to couture and Bollywood to folk – the day showcased the best in arts.

The number of events displaying an array of talents, including expertise in fashion, uncommon elan in singing, classical dance and qawwali, were held through the day.

At Birla auditorium, a coruscating Odissi performance by Sujata Mohapatra was attended by a large number of people. A qawwali was also performed by Anwaar Kawwal at Subhash Chowk Mosque.

With the lit-up halcyon backdrop of grand Albert Hall, the evening saw a performance of Rajasthani folk artiste Bhanwari Devi who rendered Kathe Juan from Coke Studio, Chirmi and more. The presence of Devi in her own state added another charm to this celebration.

Bangladesh-based fashion designer Bibi Russell showcased her nonpareil designs through the Heritage Fashion Show. Her collection had black and brown with block prints, the turquoise - inspired by the skies of Rajasthan, The yellows of the deserts of Rajasthan, beautiful leheriya and concluded with gamcha and khadi. The Designer finished the show with great éclat and walked over the ramp of Albert Hall with the show’s toppers Monica Chatterjee and Asif.

The flagship event of the day was an energetic performance by musician brothers’ duo Salim-Suleman and their team. From love songs to party anthems, the brothers took their fans on a journey of their most loved hits. Salim enthralled the crowd with his soothing baritone with the very first track – Aye Khuda Mujhko Bata, after which he sang Aashayein. With Kurbaan Hua, Sulaiman joined him on the stage — making the fans go crazy for the charming duo. Followed by the romantic performances by Raj Pundit on the bollywood’s most hit songs – Ishq Wala Love and Shukaran Allah,  Salim dedicated a song for ‘all the ladies of Jaipur’ – Aadat se Majboor.

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Indian Idol fame Vipul Mehta too joined them and sang Ye Honsla, wherein Mame Khan joined in to sing the Rajasthani song Kesariya Balam. Eminent vocalist Bhoomi Trivedi too recited a few songs like Dance Pe Chance and Tum Kahaan along with the crew, which made the audience get up from their seats and dance. The duo brothers also sang the hugely popular Ainwe Ainwe from the movie Band Baaja Baarat.

“We have done numerous shows in Jaisalmer, Byawar and here in Jaipur. Rehte Mumbai mein hain, par dil aur rooh yahin par hai.” Salim expressed his love for the state. 

The feeling of patriotism was spread all over the area when the troupe waved the Indian Flag and rendered Chak de India!


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