Vision

Celebration, Preservation and Sustainability of Indian Folk Forms

Speakers / Performers

Muzaffar Ali

Muzaffar Ali, actual Raja of Kotwara, is an Indian Filmmaker, Fashion Designer, Poet, Artist, Revivalist, and Social Worker. He is the Guest of Honour for our 1 st Edition of Riwayat Folk Festival. ...

Om Prakash

Om Prakash is one of the few Clarinetists who has continued playing this almost dying music form for the past five decades now. Instruments in Indian music have played a ...

Mahmood Farooqui

Mahmood Farooqui is an award-winning writer and Dastango. Farooqui along with his uncle, Shamsur Rahman Faruqi noted Urdu poet and literary critic, revived Dastangoi, the ancient art of Urdu storytelling. ...

Darain Shahidi

Darain Shahidi is a Dastango, Indian Journalist, Political Commentator and News Presenter. ...

Poonam Girdhani

A Dastango, a Freelance Writer and a Radio Artist. "The big reward of a Dastango is to be able to transport the audience to another world where the story unfolds, ...

Swanand Kirkire

Swanand Kirkire is a National Award Winner Lyricist, Playback Singer, Writer, Actor, Dialogue Writer (both for TV and Films), Assistant Director. He won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics ...

Manoj Muntashir

Manoj Muntashir is a Lyricist and Screenplay writer (both for TV and films). He is the name behind the most popular tracks of the decade like ‘Teri Galliyan’ (Ek Villain), ...

Naghma Sahar

Naghma Sahar, is a Senior Journalist, Anchor and Editor. She is the moderator for a Discussion cum Demonstration with Swanand Kirkire and Manoj Muntashir. ...

Mame Khan

Mame Khan Manganiyar – Music Diamond of Rajasthan, is an Indian Playback and Folk Singer. Mame Khan also known as the signature Folk voice of Rajasthan, has taken an ancient musical ...