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Music in the Hills Travels to the Desert

Shawn Fernandes
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10.07.2011

This year the seventh edition of the yearly roving festival Music in the Hills will be held at the picturesque Khimsar Fort on the edge of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan. Situated between Jodhpur and Bikaner, Khimsar Fort is a departure from the festival’s traditional hill station venues like Naldhera, Mussorie and Naukuchiatal.

This year’s line-up includes classic rock act Parikrama, Indo-jazz fusionists Advaita, guitar-strumming troubadour Mohit Chauhan as well as Bobby Cash and Jasleen Royal. The event, organized by Delhi-based Unhappily Married, is intentionally much smaller in scale and far more intimate than most other Indian festivals in an effort to keep things simple and relaxed.

According to the organizers, Music in the Hills is “an effort to bring together good music, good listeners and great locations. It has no agenda except to chill, which is why there are no formal speeches, no thank yous, no sponsors, just great music”.

Music in the Hills takes place on 13-15 August at Fort Khimsar, Rajasthan.

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