EVENTS

Paddy Fields 2016

INDIA’S FIRST FOLK AND FUSION MUSIC FESTIVAL

In 2016, a company called Nesco called us and said that they wanted to get into the entertainment space. As owners of The Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, it seemed a natural extension of their current business of renting out their 65 acre property.

We pitched several ideas to them and bless their soul, they homed in on wanting to do a Folk & Fusion Music festival as against opting for more obviously commercial music. It was like a God send and we had a great time conceiving and curating it. One thing was for certain, this was about the music and only about the music.

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PADDY FIELDS 2017

CELEBRATING THE WOMEN OF FOLK AND FUSION MUSIC
Yet, we can’t be different just for the sake of being different. There has to be some logic to it.

If it is true that folk music is an oral tradition, that it is about stories being passed down generations in song, stop to think. Whom does a child hear it’s first story from? It’s mother, isn’t it?

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PADDY FIELDS 2018

Jugalbandi : The Classicism of Folk Fusion
Paddy Fields is back for a third season with another cracking concept that explores the traditions of Indian music and addresses an age old question….did Indian classical music have its origins in folk music?

So we did a little asking, delved a little and educated ourselves about Samagana, Jatigana, Deshi and Margi music, Persian influences on Indian music and how Dhruvapad led to the Dhrupad form of singing. We heard fascinating stories about instruments like the iktara and dotara being the precursor to the sitar and how the tabla developed from the dholak!!

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