LIVE FESTIVALS is an annual initiative to promote & put Goa on the International map as a cultural tourism Global destination.
The yearly music festivals:
GOA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ LIVE FESTIVAL (GILF) Nov 30th & 1st Dec 2013 (First edition – 2 DAYS FESTIVAL – Saturday & Sunday) Summarizing a month celebrating Jazz in Goa. In a run-up to the festival, 8 free pre-gigs took place at different venues in Goa, Mumbai & Pune. Four at Live Lounge Baywatch – Resort ,one at Alila Diwa, Majorda, one at Malts N Wines, Baga ,one in Mumbai at D’Bell & one in Pune at Shisha Cafe. The celebration of jazz begun on 2nd November with A tribute to Jazzy Joe by Jazz Goa [feat:Japanese guitarist Hideaki Tokunaga], 09th Saturday Bengaluru world fusion/jazz band Moon Arra, 16th Steve Siqueira Ensemble – one of the living legends of Jazz and final pre- gigs with Aditya Balani Quartet launching his Jazz record, Answers with a 3 city tour promoting the festival.
ALL THE PRE – GIGS WERE ENTRY FREE, 2 DAYS – 6 BANDS – 4 COUNTRIES – YOUNG & LEGENDS OF JAZZ, SEASON PASS – Rs 2500/- per person (inclusive of Dinner/Buffet), DAILY PASS – Rs 1500/- per person (inclusive of Dinner/Buffet), A two-day festival of jazz, the International Jazz Live Festival, was held at Baywatch in Sernabatim on the 30th of November and 1st of December. Young Goan musicians Avina Furtado (saxophone) and Jason Quadros(piano) started the festival. Jazz legend Carlton Kitto on guitar flew in from Kolkata to play bebop together with his student Ishita on vocals. The Swiss trio Plaistow defied genre definitions on piano, bass and drums, where Johann Bourquenez hammered out a cascade of sound on the piano.The Yuri Honing Quartet from the Netherlands ended the evening with the creative and spunky notes of Yuri Honing’s saxophone. On Sunday, it was time for some Goa sound with the Elvis Lobo Project, with Derek Julian and Shayne Ballantine joining Elvis Lobo on the guitar, Bosco d Souza on drums, Vivek Phillips percussion, Samir Alvares on keyboards and Joe Ferrao on bass. Legendary guitarist AJ (Arjun Sen) and Lew Hilt of HFT had a reunion at the festival with their old drummer, Sam Shulai. Honorable governor of Goa grace the occasion and felicitate some of the legends of jazz recognizing the contribution of artists such as Derek Julien,Lew Hilt,Braz Gonzalves (was not present due to his health),Carlton Kito (felicitated on day 1 by Derek Julien),Steve Siquiera & Arjun Sen. The grand finale of the evening was the Erik Truffaz Quartet, which stretched the boundaries of contemporary jazz.
GOA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ LIVE FESTIVAL (GILF) Nov 28th, 29th & 30th & 2014
(Second edition – 3 DAYS FESTIVAL – Friday, Saturday & Sunday), 3 DAYS – 6 COUNTRIES – 9 BANDS (MODERN – CONTEMPERORY –PROGRESSIVE), SEASON PASS – Rs 1000/- per person, DAILY PASS – Rs 500/- per person, The Goa International Jazz Live Festival 2014 is the second edition of an annual event taking place at Baywatch Resorts in Colva, South Goa from November 28th till 30th, 2014. This three-day festival featured progressive young and modern musicians alongside established talents from India and abroad. We believe that jazz has a great future. This year festival focused on tribute to jazz legends and keeping them alive, to encouraging the youth to create and express themselves, discovering and re-discovering talents from India and from all over the world. This edition of the GILF showcased a very wide range of talents and had the ambition to open everyone’s ears – whether you’re a committed jazz lover or not – letting everyone plunge into the wild seas of jazz. One witnessed the great French bassist Mishko M’Ba paying tribute to Jaco Pastorius; critically- acclaimed singer Veronica Nunes and 3-time Grammy-winning guitarist Ricardo Vogt’s tribute to Brazilian samba legends; the godfather of Indian jazz Louiz Banks; the young bassist, prodigy Mohini Dey; the super-talented and progressive Swiss pianist Malcolm Braff and his new electro- jazz project Greenwoman; the legendary, whacky and funky band Shuffle Demons from Canada… a remarkably varied and vibrant experience.
GOA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ LIVE FESTIVAL (GILF) Nov 27th, 28th & 29th – 2015 (Third edition – 3 DAYS FESTIVAL – Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
DETAILS TO BE OUT SOON!
GOA INTERNATIONAL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL ( 2-3 DAYS JANUARY )
TENTATIVE DATES 15TH & 16TH (SAT-SUN) JANUARY 2016
Goa is a Global Community & has every year during the season from Nov to March loads of musicians/ artist/ bands travelling from around the world to the magical paradise of Goa.Folk/ Balkan/ Gypsy/ Nomad/ Ethnic/ Tribal musicians gather here to play music & collaborate with each other. The idea of this festival is to provide a platform for exchanges and a meeting point of music and dialogue of musicians from different cultures & backgrounds. Celebration of cultural diversity expressed by one of the most potent tools available – music. World music is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the world, including traditional music, nontraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition intermingle. World music’s inclusive nature and elasticity as a musical category pose obstacles to a universal definition, but its ethic of interest in the culturally exotic is encapsulated in Roots magazine’s description of the genre as “local music from out there”. The term was popularized in the 1980s as a marketing category for non-Western traditional music. Globalization has facilitated the expansion of world music’s audiences and scope. It has grown to include hybrid subgenres such as world fusion, global fusion, ethnic fusion and world beat.
GOA INTERNATIONAL BLUES LIVE FESTIVAL ( 2-3 DAYS MARCH )
TENTATIVE DATES 6TH & 7TH (SAT-SUN) MARCH 2016
“The blues tells a story in itself. It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.” The Blues has always been a part of Goa music scene & has a great following. There has never been a blues festival here; the idea is to showcase the best of blues from Goa, India, Asia, and Europe & America. Young & Legends celebrate the blues together. Blues is an African-American music that traverses a wide range of emotions and musical styles. The term “the blues” refers to the “blue devils”, meaning melancholy and sadness; an early use of the term in this sense is found in George Colman’s one-act farce Blue Devils (1798). Though the use of the phrase in African-American music may be older, it has been attested to since 1912, when Hart Wand’s “Dallas Blues” became the first copyrighted blues composition. In lyrics the phrase is often used to describe a depressed mood. Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the “Deep South” of the United States around the end of the 19th century. The genre is a fusion of traditional African music and European folk music,
The yearly CELEBRATIONS:
CELEBRATING TLMP ANNIVERSARY ( 18TH MAY )
CELEBRATING TLMP 1ST ANNIVERSARY (18TH MAY) – SUNDAY
10 ACTS – 12 HOURS OF LIVE MUSIC – ALBUM LAUNCH, 10 different bands from Goa & around India played to CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF MOST AWAITED ALBUM launch FROM GOA ELVIS LOBO PROJECT – THE GOA SOUND
CELEBRATING TLMP 2ND ANNIVERSARY (17TH MAY) – SUNDAY
10 ACTS – 10 HOURS OF LIVE MUSIC – ORIGINAL MUSIC, The second anniversary is showcasing acts from Goa & around the country creating new fresh original music.Singer Song writers,Folk,Blues,Alternate Rock, Country & more
CELEBRATING WORLD MUSIC DAY ( 21ST JUNE )
The Fête de la Musique, also known as Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration taking place on June 21.Since then the idea has spread across the globe with each event holding to the same simple set of principles: that the day is held on the mid-summer solstice and that all concerts and events are free and accessible to the public. Typically this means that the music is brought out onto the streets, though venues are also encouraged to get in on the act!
Check out first World Music Day Celebration in Goa – 2013
Check out second World Music Day Celebration in Goa – 2014
CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL BLUES DAY ( FIRST SATURDAY OF AUGUST)
INTERNATIONAL BLUES DAY IS NOW OFFICIALLY CELEBRATED ON THE FIRST SATURDAY IN AUGUST To celebrate, promote and preserve the rich legacy, tradition and future of the great art form and international language known as Blues Music.
Check out first International Blues Day in 2013
Check out second International Blues Day in 2014
CELEBRATING WOODSTOCK ( 17TH AUGUST)
Music for love & peace. TLMP would like to Share the spirit of unlimited hope, optimism, and belief that the world can be made better through music promoting peace and love. Woodstock is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history. Rolling Stone listed it as one of the 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. The festival is also widely considered to be the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation.
Check out the Celebrating 45th Anniversary of Woodstock in Goa – 2014
CELEBRATING WORLD PEACE DAY/ PLAYING FOR CHANGE (21ST OCTOBER)