A root-ed and culture rich chat with the man behind India's longest running music festival - Rajasthan International Folk Festival aka Jodhpur RIFF. In my newest series #TakeFiveXMN
The very first Supper And Song session with the powerhouse of a singer-songwriter Rabbi Shergill was an absolute riot! We chatted on how he found his sound, our common love for coffee with jaggery, playlists, influences, why people think he’s 'sanaki' (eccentric/ peculiar), his love for yoga and biking, of course new music and a lot more!
A decade of RIFFs & Revelry! My piece on one of the longest standing Music Fests of India JodhpurRIFF for this month's Society Magazine. RIFF, which is held at the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, has not only survived the test of time, but has also set an example for other music festivals of India. This year, as the festival turns 10, here's piecing together nostalgia and the present to examine RIFF's legendary quotient…
Dream Theater's keyboard wiz Jordan Rudess, talks about music in India, studying Indian rhythms, his new Carnatic-friendly app GeoShred, along with his upcoming project with Indian musicians and a lot more, ahead of the band's first ever Indian gig.