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Papon to perform at Celtic Connections fest


GUWAHATI, Jan 20 � Celtic Connections, one of the biggest and most respected world music festivals across the globe, held in Glasgow, will showcase Indian folk music in 2014 where Papon, a multi-instrumentalist and one of the most recognizable voices in India, will perform.

Four other folk acts from the country, i.e., The Raghu Dixit Project (Bangalore), who already have a strong imprint in the UK, Ruhaniyat (Kolkata), who work with bauls, fakirs, and folk musicians across Bengal, gifted sarangi player and collaborator Suhail Yusuf Khan (Delhi), and folk singer Saurav Moni (Kolkata), are also performing in the event, a press release said.

Papon will perform on January 21 and 23.

At Celtic Connections, where over 100,000 people are expected to attend, Papon will showcase two projects - Papon and the East India Company, his band that blends folk tunes from the region with electronic music, and his collaborative project with Scottish singer Rachel Sermanni, called Troikala.

These performances are a part of a spotlight on India at the renowned Scottish festival - which is being held from January 16 to February 2 - and have been organized by British Council as part of their series, Folk Nations.

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