Ladakh, the 'Land of High Passes' is hosting the inaugural musical extravaganza, 'LADAKH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL' featuring a never seen before unison of the mighty Indian Army, popular Indian rock bands and the local artistes to showcase an event that will enthrall one and all.
After taking movies to the remotest corners of the country, Picturetime is now set to make the mountains sing. In collaboration with the Indian Army and sky2ocean, an event planner company run by the Indian Army veterans, Picturetime is hosting the maiden Ladakh International Music Festival at Leh and Ladakh in the first week of May.
The mega rock band fest will be a four-day event starting from April 30. The festival promises scintillating performances by rock bands of worldwide repute, along with a rock band competition among the local talent and a special tribute will be paid to the Indian Army at one of the world's highest war memorials, Rezang La.
Indian Ocean, Parashara, Joi Barua & band, Tetseo Sisters from Nagaland, EDM DJ Ali Burrni and DJ Anna Radko are some of the names that will rock the audience at the festival. All performances from April 30 to May 2 will be held at Leh's Sonam Wangchuk Stadium.
The festival is touted to be a part of "Youth Engagement for Ladakh" initiative by the authorities. Divided into phases, the first half of the Ladakh International Music Festival will be a rock band competition where five-six local rock groups are set to participate.
The event will be graced by the frontline warriors of the Indian Army and Bollywood actors Richa Chadha and Darshan Kumar.
The concert will also see a huge audience participation from local Ladakhis. In its second half, the Ladakh International Music Festival will pay a special tribute to the martyrs of Galwan and war veterans of the Indian Army at Rezang La (18,045 ft) in the afternoon on the 4th of May by launching the Rezang La anthem.
Renowned music composer Joi Barua and his band will be performing this new anthem with Picturetime in metaverse / VR format for the Rezang La memorial. The anthem will also be telecast abroad on a few leading channels.
To appeal to the local youth, the Ladakh International Music Festival will also include a fashion show and a dance performance by local Ladakh groups.
The Ladakh International Music Festival will provide an outlet to local Ladakh bands in the field of contemporary music and likely to become a popular calendar event for coming year in tune with local aspirations.
Joi Barua, an Indian artist whose music encompasses Rock, Soul, Jazz & World Music. His original music is inspired by folklore, mythology & the history of North East India. He works in the Indian Movie Industry as a Composer/Singer and has been part of genre defining & multi award winning films.
The Tetseo Sisters rank among Nagaland’s greatest cultural finds.
Celebrating songs of life, the richness of their natural surroundings, and storytelling through the language of Li or folk singing in the Chokri Naga dialect, sisters Mütsevelü (Mercy), Azine (Azi), Kuvelü (Kuku) and Alüne (Lulu), together known as the Tetseo Sisters are on a remarkable artistic journey indeed.
Progressive Rock/Experimental idea conceived in the Himalayas, transforming varied human emotions into soul-stirring music. Their music is an insane combination of different flavors and craze of each of the band members ranging into varied genres, themes and playing styles. PARASHARA's original music majorly revolves around the realities of life, & is rich, fun, modern, elementary and yet unforgettable.
A contemporary fusion music band with jazz-laced rhythms. A cult in its own right, the group has unified Indian folk music with Western rock.