Kerala to host first international independent music festival from November 9


Kerala’s first international independent music festival will be held from November 9 to 13 at Kerala Arts and Crafts Village in Kovalam near here. In addition to seven major foreign bands and singers, 14 major Indian bands will also perform during the five days of the festival. The International Independent Music Festival (IIMF) is organized in association with Lazie Indie Magazine, an international publication on independent music, the organizers said here at a press conference.

In independent music, independent music groups composed their own songs, recorded music, and performed with well-equipped instruments, sound and light systems.

The IIMF is the first and largest festival of its kind in the country and also marks the start of the annual Kerala Music Festival, which will resemble the International Film Festival (IFFK) and Theater Festival (ITFOK).

Bands and singers like nephew of rock music legend Eric Clapton Wil Johns from UK, popular American hard rock singer Sami Chohfi, fellow UK band Rane, Lyia Meta from Malaysia, Anslom from Papua New -Guinea, Rudra from Singapore and Roc Flowers from Italy are expected to participate in the festival.

Participating Indian bands include Mumbai’s Sherise, RCliff, When Chai Met Toast, Harish Sivaramakrishnan’s Agam, Skreen 6, Sithara Krishnakumar’s Project Malabaricus, Oorali, Job Kurian, Chaos, Lazie J, Chandana Rajesh, Thamarassery Churam, Inner Sanctum and Devan Ekambaram, the organizers said.

Up to 21 bands would participate in total and there would be four to five performances per day. The festival would also be an opportunity for Indian artists to get acquainted with the greatest singers in the world, to play instruments with them and thus rise to the world level.

TU Sreeprasad, COO of Kerala Arts and Crafts Village, said that this musical culture, which is popular all over the world, is in its infancy in India.

The IIMF is designed to nurture it and transmit international standards that can be very beneficial for the development of tourism, cultural diversification and the entertainment industry, he said.

Making such an international festival an annual event on the calendar will further elevate Kerala’s status on the tourism map, said Jay, CEO of Lazie Indie Magazine.

N Satish Kumar, Business Development Manager of Crafts Village, and Manoj of Lazie Indie Magazine also attended the press conference.

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