#MusicPH - ASEAN India Music Festival to mark triumphant return to Purana Qila, New Delhi this year

As it creates a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the musical and creative traditions as well as encourages cultural engagement between the Southeast Asian region and India, the ASEAN India Music Festival (AIMF) is back this year with a more lively celebration.

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in partnership with SEHER, is hosting the ASEAN-India Music Festival from November 18–20 at Purana Qila, New Delhi, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of ASEAN–India Dialogue Relations. The free event features a diverse lineup that highlights both the musical diversity and mutual cultural affinities of each nation.

Instamuzika from Malaysia, MRTV Modern Music band from Myanmar, Empty Wallet from Brunei Darussalam, RizerXSuffer from Cambodia, Riau Rhythm from Indonesia, Lao Traditional Music Troupe from Lao-PDR, Lao Traditional Music from Lao-PDR, Bayang Barrios at Ang Nilayagan from the Philippines, Bayang Barrios at Ang Nilayagan from Singapore, Linying Band from Singapore, Makaohang from

In one of the union territory's oldest forts, five Indian artists—Faridkot and Amar Jalal, Jonita Gandhi, Papon, Raghav Meattle, and Vishal and Sheykhar—are also scheduled to play. The program was chosen by SEHER, the foremost cultural institution in India that collaborates closely with the Indian government to advance public diplomacy and cross-cultural exchange.

While the Indian performers are carefully chosen to suit the varied artistic backgrounds of their Southeast Asian counterparts, the ASEAN performances are recommended by their respective Ministries of Culture and SOMCAs.

The cross-cultural festival has planned other concerts in addition to the main event at Purana Qila with the ultimate goal of raising appreciation and understanding of the ASEAN identity among creative intellectuals and the general public.

Shillong, Meghalaya, in Northeast India, which is regarded as a gateway to ASEAN and acts as a reflection of the "Act East" policy, is set to host a special music showcase on November 22.

"India has been looking up to the west for historical reasons, but thanks to our Hon’ble Prime Minister Modi we are now looking Eastwards through the Act East policy,"
Mr. Sanjeev Bhargava, Founder Director of SEHER, shares in a statement. "Now that we are organizing the ASEAN India Music Festival, the audience and especially the youth of India will get to see musical traditions and bands from the ASEAN region, which are rarely seen in this part of the world."

After its well-received inaugural edition in 2017, AIMF promises to cultivate a sustained cultural exchange and interaction between ASEAN and India, while championing its unique adoption of traditional and modern music influences and become recognized as the “gateway to ASEAN.”

"We are expecting more traditional instrumentation and how each country is contemporizing its music to fit current trends and the global stage," Bhargava adds. "More important is that they will be playing on the same platform as some of India’s most popular music artists."

For more information about the ASEAN India Music Festival, visit the official website.

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