The Rajasthan International folk festival (RIFF) is India’s first annual folk festival which celebrates the traditional folk music and arts. The festival is organized to offer an open platform to all the musicians and folk artist from India and around the world. More than 250 musicians and art performers from Rajasthan, India and Overseas get together and celebrate the traditional folk music and art heritage, creating innovative collaborations with an exciting fusion of international and Indian folk music accompanied by exciting performances.
The RIFF Jodhpur organizes a series of programmes, concerts and events based in and around Mehrangarh Fort. The festival is timed to harmonize with the brightest full moon of the year in northern India which is called ‘Sharad Purnima‘. During this festival the Mehrangarh Fort is decorated beautifully. The fort has also been voted as ‘Asia’s Best Fortress’ by Times Magazine.
The Rajasthan International folk festival also known as the Jodhpur folk festival began in 2007. Each year the RIFF society endeavors to bring together more than 250 performing artists and Musicians from around the world. Every year in the month of October, RIFF commemorates different musical heritages by creating new sounds through innovative collaborations. The festival promises lots of sizzling performances from local and international artists.
Set against the backdrop of the Mehrangarh Fort, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival in Jodhpur comprises of impressive performances by some of the greatest musical maestros from local Rajasthan communities and across the world. The festivities showcase sensational star acts each night. The festival will also feature events like a Rajasthani night, a jazz night, traditional and gypsy dance forms, early morning ragas, etc. Interactive daytime sessions for visitors, school children and families are also organized.