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Kamakshi Khanna Collective

Kamakshi, is a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artiste based in New Delhi. She was one of the top 6 contestants from India’s first English singing reality show – The Stage aired on Colors Infinity and VH1 India.

In 2014, Kamakshi Khanna Collective released their debut EP, Much Mellow at India Habitat Center, New Delhi. The track Shackles was featured on Apple India’s Indie Hit Playlist along with top artists like Raghu Dixit, Thermal and a Quarter, Blackstratblues and Vasudha Sharma.

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Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café

Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café bring live music that is inspired by the verses of Kabir. Their music gives enthusiasts a reason to groove, but this time to lyrics that contain a meaning and purpose. In 2012, a Delhi-based free style, folk musician who has spent a lot of time with folk singers in Malwa and Rajasthan, which is when he picked up the verses of Kabir. He has performed at the Malwa Kabir Yatra, The Kalaghoda Festival Mumbai & The Himalayan Village Music Festival just to name a few. He has performed all over the country, both solo as well as with a full-fledge band. Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café is a venture where Neeraj, Mukund Ramaswamy, Raman Iyer, Viren Solanki and Poubuanpou Britto KC strive to present poetry of Kabir in a musically interesting fashion withyout compromising it’s lyrical beauty.

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Jonita Gandhi Band

Jonita Gandhi is an Indo-Canadian singer who has made her big debut in Bollywood after first having world wide recognition as a YouTube sensation. She was the voice behind ‘Sau Tarah Ke’ from Dishoom, ‘Gilehriyaan’ from Dangal and the most strikingly appreciated song was ‘The BreakUp Song’ from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. She tours regularly with the likes of A R Rahman, Salim Sulieman, Sonu Nigam, Amit Trivedi and the man behind most of the music in today’s industry – Pritam!

She will be accompanied by Daniel, the guitarist who is based in Mumbai and performs as a freelance live and studio musician. He is the youngest guitarist to have an endorsement deal by PRS Guitars, USA. Clinton, began playing the piano at the age of 5, he has performed at prestigious local and international venues with Pritam, Sachin-Jigar, Jonita Gandhi and Sonu Kakkar just to name a few. Rishabh, who plays the table also started at a very young age, under the guidance of Tabla Maestro’s like Late Girdhar Prasad Jaipurwale, Prem Shankar Gangani and Jeetu Shankar. He is the master of percussions and can the Tabla, Dholak, Dhol, Mrudangum, Drums, Piano, Afghani Darbuka and many more. They are all coming together to create one memorable performance at KRBF 2017.

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Usha Uthup

For over 44 years now Usha Uthup has spread a message of love and unity, peace and harmony, tolerance and integrity, and happiness – through music. From discotheques, to concerts across India and the world, she has addressed the youth about the values of music that make us human. She has sung and performed in more than sixteen languages. Her career began in 1969 at Chennai nightclub and has recorded more than a hundred albums, an unwavering ambassador for traditional Indian values, she has always worn a sari, fresh flowers in her hair and her beaming smile.

She has worked extensively with NGOs concerned with empowerment of women, and sung Aage Badho for this in 15 languages for the Government of India. Usha, has also pioneered in bringing popular music to India and received the coveted Padma Shri Award in 2011.

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Lesle Lewis

The man who has recently created the music for Disney's first ever​ broadway musical hit in India-Beauty and the Beast. He has been the father of most of the popular jingles for the last 30 years...Doodh doodh doodh..Mango frooti are some among those that we all him even today.

He also has to his credit the Billboard Award in Las Vegas and MTV award in New York. He is perhaps the only indian artist ever to have performed on the original MTV Unplugged in London. The man who started Indipop and remixes in India and also started Classical Fusion along with Hariharan under Colonial Cousins, singlehandedly conceived and created the music and brought Coke Studio@MTV to India

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Our annual fund-raiser Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival is back again this year!
With a big bang, as always!!
Don’t miss out - book your Donor Card soon and join us this Easter weekend April 14-16 in Baikunth Resorts, located in the foothills of Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.
Kasauli, a quaint hill station and holiday destination that for many years has been held close to the Founder Trustees Prema and Jyoti Sagar – who turned their dream of bringing music to the hills into a community of festival-goers since the first event in 2012.
Every year we selectively pick from a diverse pool of established and upcoming talent to create a memorable
weekender for music lovers who believe in our cause – to support critically ill children we financially support Little Hearts who need surgery.
We’ve treated over 1100 children and hope to do many more 1000s.
Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival has grown over the past few years into a property of it’s own as it’s been ranked within top listings of music festivals in 2015 and 2016.

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We had a great time. The event was fantastically organised. Great success. Hope this grows manifold over the years and we always be a part of it. Thanks.
- Abhishek Manot
Thank you so much for everything! It was a dreamlike show for us
- Kamakshi Khanna Collective
The pleasure and honor was all ours...we had one of our best experiences ever ...thank you for the wonderful hospitality... it was so nice to work with the entire team and each everyone had such a positive vibe to them. Cheers!!
- Eka
Thanks so much for inviting us for the beautiful festival! We were so looking forward to this festival that we had heard so much about! And it lived up to the expectations! So beautifully organized at such a stunning hilly, scenic setting and with such a warmbeautiful receptive audience. We enjoyed it fully and the response we got from the people to our show was humbling. Thanks to the whole team, Tanvi, who worked tirelessly, coordinating, and with a smile on her face all the time! Rohit, and whole team from Genesis Foundation team who put in such a great effort of the buildup towards the event and working with and all the bands taking part in the glorious event. You have pulled this off year on year, for such a great cause! Congratulations and a big thumbs up to you! Loads of love and already looking forward to performing there again! Cheers!
- Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café

It’s always a great pleasure to associate with GF. Really respect the work you are all doing. Congratulations to the team on a successful conclusion of Kasauli Festival. Look forward to do more

- Pulkith Modi (Pernod Ricard)

We are extremely happy to partner with Genesis Foundation and look forward to more such opportunities. Till the next time…

- Sandeep Mehta (Wizcraft)

It was an excellent event. Congratulations to you all!
- Aseem Sood, CEO, Impact Reseach & Measurement Pvt. Ltd.

On behalf of Monster famil, we would like to thank you, Prema, Jyoti and the entire Genesis Foundation team for giving us an opportunity to partner in such a noble cause. It was truly a humbling experience. We wish you all the success in all you do.

- Sanjay Modi (Monster.com)

You people are doing wonderful work with the children. We the team DMI are really proud to be associated with Genesis.

- Jayati (DMI Finance)

You guys were wonderful. We indeed enjoyed our time there and felt good to be part of a rocking initiative like this.
- Monalisa (RedFM)

The music festival was SUPER! I am grateful to Genesis Foundation for providing us an opportnity to associate with such a noble cause. We hope to be there next year as well!

- Sunil Duggal

 

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