30 March 2024


The first edition of ‘Music Festival in Kasauli’ – MFK, held on March 29-30 amidst the enchanting hills of Himachal Pradesh’s quaint hill station Kasauli, has concluded.

MFK was jointly organised by ShowCase Events and WelcomHeritage Santa Roza with support partner City Woofer, a leading online ticketing platform from Chandigarh. A highlight on the concluding day was renowned vocalist Vidhi Sharma’s Musical Dastangoi on Meena Kumari – ‘Meena Kumari Ki Dastaan’ which was specially done to commemorate Meena Kumari’s death anniversary, which falls on March 31. The enchanting presentation was given in Dastangoi style which is an ancient way of telling a story by Ritesh Yadav and Vidhi.

“Over the course of two days, MFK enthralled music enthusiasts from not just the region but also from other parts of India by offering an eclectic line-up of performances that spanned genres and generations. From soul-stirring melodies to electrifying beats, the festival resonated with the harmonious blend of musical diversity and artistic brilliance,” said Nanni Singh, CEO, ShowCase Events and the curator of MFK.

It is to be noted that apart from ‘Main Kavita Hoon’ featuring celebrated singer Kavita Seth, the Rajasthani folk singer Kutle Khan’s ‘Kutle Khan Project’ was also a major draw. What was more, music composer and instrumentalist Abhijit Pohankar’s ‘Bollywood Gharana’ presented a fusion of Classical, Folk and Bollywood music.

Dr Zoya Singh, Director, WelcomHeritage Santa Roza, a resort in Kasauli, where the festival was held said, “Apart from musical performances we had interactive workshops, wellness sessions, artisanal markets and culinary delights, so there was no shortage of opportunities for engagement and exploration.”

Through musical performances and other initiatives, the festival aims to foster a deeper connection between people, music, and the environment, while also contributing to local development and conservation efforts.

Dr Zoya added, “Our resort is located in the heart of a lush green forest, and is itself an ode to the great natural beauty of Himachal. The ambience was one-of-a-kind with melodious, musical performances reverberating in the middle of the enchanting ‘pines’ and the pristine environs of the resort which has been created painstakingly and in an environmentally friendly manner.”

Attendees were treated to captivating performances by both acclaimed artists and emerging talents. It provided a platform to local singers and musicians of Himachal. In addition to this the music fest also promoted the rich culture of Himachal’s folk music.

Angad Singh, MD, Tranza Studios, video partner of MFK, reflected, saying that beyond the stages, the festival grounds buzzed with energy as attendees immersed themselves in a myriad of activities and experiences.

Those who lent support to the festival included Tranza Studios, Audi Chandigarh, My FM and Royale Estate Group among others.


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