Kovalam to host international independent music festival

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More than 20 top bands and singers from India and abroad will perform at the inaugural Kerala International Independent Music Festival (IIMF) to be held from November 9-13 at Kerala Arts and Crafts Village in Kovalam.

Independent music groups compose their own songs, record music and perform with instruments, sound and light systems. The IIMF is the country’s first and largest festival in this field and marks the start of the annual Kerala Music Festival, according to organizers.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, organizers said the independent music festival will be an annual event, modeled after the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) and the International Theater Festival of Kerala (ITFOK). .

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, Thamarassey Churam, Inner Sanctum and Devan Ekambaram, are among the Indian bands participating at the festival.

Popular bands and singers like Wil Johns from UK, popular American hard rock singer Sami Chohfi, UK band Rane, Lyia Meta from Malaysia, Anslom from Papua New Guinea, Rudra from Singapore and Roc Flowers from Italy, are among those who come from abroad. perform at the festival.

There will be four to five performances per day on the IIMF website. Many fans of foreign singers and independent music will also come from abroad. The festival also offers Indian artists the opportunity to get to know the world’s greatest singers, play instruments with them and work with global reach.

The music festival takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission will be from 5 p.m. Tickets for each day’s event can be reserved through Book My Show. Tickets can also be purchased through the Kerala Arts and Crafts Village. Booking ends November 6. The regular visiting time of the craft village will end at 5:00 p.m. on festival days.

A dozen installations, a stage and a portal are being prepared for the IIMF in the premises of the craft village around the theme of Liberation. TU Sreeprasad, COO of Kerala Arts and Crafts Village, says the IIMF is designed to nurture the independent music culture in the country and make it another attraction for the tourism and entertainment industries.

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