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First-ever Ladakh International Music Festival to begin by April end.

The first-ever Ladakh International Music Festival is set to be held at Leh’s Sonam Wangchuk Stadium starting on April 30. The four-day event will showcase performances by popular rock bands, a rock band competition among the local artists, and a special tribute to the Indian Army at the world’s highest war memorial, Rezang La.

At the event, Bollywood actors Richa Chadda and Darshan Kumar also be present along with the frontline warriors of the Indian Army.  Bands like ‘The Indian Ocean’, ‘The Yellow Diary’, ‘Tetseo Sisters’ from Nagaland, EDM DJ Ali Burni, and DJ Anna are also will be gracing the occasion with their presence. The event will be held from April 30 to May 2 will be held at Sonam Wangchuk Stadium.

The maiden Ladakh International Music Festival will be hosted by Picturetime in collaboration with the Indian Army. Music composer Joi Barua and his band will be performing the new anthem with Picturetime in metaverse / VR format for the Rezang La memorial.  The Program Director and music composer, Joi Barua say, “I am so honoured to bring this festival & my music to the sacred land of Ladakh. I am aware of its special history in the context of Rezang La. This is our tribute to the spirit of Ladakh & the Indian Army. This festival will be proud to showcase the rich musical talent of Ladakh to the rest of the world. As a 1st time initiative, I am so excited to see what surprises are in store”.

Sushil Chaudhary, Founder & CEO, Picturetime, member of the founding committee, LIMF, says “Ladakh International Music Festival brings local Ladakhi music bands an opportunity to play with nationals bands. And the Indian Army is setting an example to justify unity in diversity by not just being the perfect host but also providing a musical piece at Rezang La to enforce the ethos of our defence forces.” It is an honour and proud moment for us to be a part of a new original musical dedicated to our braves from Rezang La,” added Sushil.

Vinod Nair

V VInod Nair. Film Critic, Writer, Designer, Blogger, photographer Former Visualiser with Indian Express Newspapers Ltd, former Special Info-Graphic Designer with The Times of India. Contributor, film critic The TImes of India. Freelance journalist.

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