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World peace music festival commemorating cultural plurality through peace, harmony and truth. A platform for collaborations between rural traditional art and contemporary forms, enriching the connect leading to a wider, more vibrant understanding of culture and its diversity.
Celebrate world music. Celebrate peace. Celebrate diversity. Every February. We couldn’t hold Sur Jahan in 2021 due to ongoing Covid19, but held a smaller version with National artists Folk Safar and in 2022, we hope to resume Sur Jahan but with a reduced scale. 

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Sur Jahan 2021 Announcement

Sur Jahan 2021 Announcement

Concert 2019

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.

Concert 2021

Every year the music lovers of Kolkata eagerly await the Sur Jahan an international music festival. This year due to the pandemic, international travel restraints we decided to bring together the two rich cultural flavors of our nation-West Bengal and Rajasthan. Folk Safar, 2021 took the audience on a musical journey from the sand dunes of western India to the delta of eastern India. The festival was an amalgamation of music, culture and diversity. It was a 3-day celebration of folk music bringing about inclusivity. The 3-day festival from 12th February to 14th February was witness to euphonious tunes together with dazzling performances. The event had an interesting line-up with Kalbelia- exploring folk melodies with serpentine moves from Rajasthan; Fakiri Qawwali–celebrating togetherness and harmony, folk instrumental collaboration between artists of Bengal and Rajasthan, Padmashree Anwar Khan with his group Divana, Bhatiyali- the boatmen’s song by Sourav Moni and the Langas- rustic music from the western part of Rajasthan. The festival showcased traditional handicrafts from different corners of Bengal like Patachitra, Dokra, Dhokra, Kantha, Shola, Sabai and folk performances like Chau, Jhumur, Baul, Raibenshe, Domni etc creating a platform for people with interest in arts and culture to experience it.

Concert 2020

A decade of World Peace Music Festival Sur Jahan, celebrating cultural diversity and pluralism! The festival is a harbinger of music, harmony and togetherness. What the celebration has held together for the past years is an assemblage of World Music bands and folk artists of India, and the year 2020 will be no exception. The 3-day festival from 31st January 2020 to 2nd February is here to witness euphonious tunes together with scintillating performances. The event has a very interesting line-up with Dalinda - exploring Hungarian folk melodies; Radiant Arcadia – all women band from Denmark, Godfather of Nordic music 'Ale Moller', South Korean band Coreyah and the legendary singer Danyèl Waro from the Reunion island. The festival continues to showcase traditional handicraft and folk performances creating a true music carnival in the city of Kolkata, where global culture matters! After Kolkata, the festival travels to Goa, the gateway of India and will be held on Feb 5-7. This is the first time, Sur Jahan also travels to the Heritage city - Jaipur and to be held on Feb 8-10.

Concert 2018

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.

Concert 2017

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.

Concert 2016

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.

Concert 2015

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.

Concert 2014

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.

Concert 2013

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.

Concert 2012

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.

Concert 2011

Sur Jahan, earlier known Sufi Sutra, is a World Peace Music Festival conceptualized by banglanatak dot com. The mantra of the event is ‘Music for Peace, Music for All’. Celebrating cultural diversity, artists from all across the world and different parts of India participate and create magic on stage. A three-day carnival, with day-time cultural exchange workshops, craft stalls and concerts, it is gained popularity as ‘people’s festival and peace concert’ by media worldwide. Beginning on a February weekend in Kolkata, it continues its journey to different cities of India; this music festival has no entry fee and is open to all.
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