Sur Jahan is a three-day annual World Peace Music Festival held in Kolkata and Goa. It was earlier known as Sufi Sutra and works on the motto of "Music For Peace, Music For All". The festival will be held on the first weekend of February in Kolkata, hosting artists from more than four nations this year. It is a non ticketed and a non-commercial festival which provides for one daytime workshop and one evening concert of each international group participating. For Sufi lovers, there is nothing better than the Sufi Sutra International Sufi Music Festival. By including at least 5-6 international bands and three national bands in every edition, it just promises to get bigger and better in the coming years.
Dates of Sur Jahan 2021
In 2021, it has been decided to not host the festival.
Venue & Timings of Sur Jahan Music Festival
Mohar Kunj, Kolkata Citizens Park, Kolkata
Timings during the previous years. Inauguration at 5:00 PM on 1st February Closing Ceremony at 9:00 PM on 3rd February
About The World Peace Music Festival
The festival aims at celebrating cultural plurality and uniqueness. It provides a platform for cultural exchange and dialogue and helps to create awareness about cultural diversity and works for its preservation. The festival was initiated, designed and implemented by Banglanatak dot com, a 16-year-old Kolkata based UN recognised social enterprise aiming for cultural preservation. The first edition of Sur Jahan was held in 2011, and since then it has seen the active participation of 21 countries and 12 Indian States.
In addition to music artists, the festival also provides an impetus to traditional rural handicraft and folk artists. The festival has thus created numerous avenues for collaboration and assimilation of art. It has been recognised as the "people's festival" and has emerged as a Headliner Festival in both Kolkata and Goa.
Line Up Of Artists For 2019
The 9th edition of the festival will have the following artists
Babra from Hungary
Concert at 7:00 PM on 1st February
Workshop at 11:00 AM on 2nd February
Monsieur Doumani from Cyprus
Concert at 7:00 PM on 2nd February
Workshop at 11:00 AM on 3rd February
Liona and Serena Strings from Spain
Concert at 8:00 PM on 1st February
Workshop at 1:00 PM on 2nd February
Mawlawyiah Troupe from Egypt
Concert at 8:00 PM on 2nd February
Workshop at 12:00 PM 3rd February
Mario Lucio from Cape Verde
Concert at 7:00 PM on 3rd February
Workshop at 12:00 PM on 2nd February
Folks of Bengal From India
Concert at 6:00 PM on 2nd February
Workshop at 1:00 PM on 3rd February
The biggest highlight of the festival is the jam and melodious crescendo by all the teams which marks the end to the festival. After the three days melodious journey in Kolkata, the festival goes to Goa (6th-8th February 2019). The festival has been growing since its inception and is a huge success in Kolkata as well as in Goa. The festival is one of its kind and a delight for those interested in art and culture!