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Valentine’s Day weekend at Mahindra Blues 2016

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Mahindra Blues Festival is one of the finest musical phenomenons and is considered as Asia’s largest platform for some of the best Blues musicians in the world. It is a two day guitar-rippin’, soul trippin’ action that will be hitting the right notes for a blues fan at Bandra’s Mehboob Studio. The festival will be opening its doors on the 13th and 14th of February this year. Collaborating with the charm of Valentine’s Day weekend, you can rekindle your romance amidst the charismatic aura of Blues music.

Apart from showcasing international stalwarts, MBF has also become a great platform for Indian Blues artists who can grab the opportunity to perform alongside the crème la crème of Blues.

In 2016, MBF returns in its sixth year, with a fantastic line-up featuring the likes of Joss Stone, Keb’Mo’, Malina Moye, King King and The Heritage Blues Orchestra, along with home-grown talent like Soulmate and the winners of The Mahindra Blues Band Hunt 2016.


Soulmate

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Picture credits: bluesasianetwork.com

In 2011 they played in the US selling out two shows at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC during the Maximum India Festival, did a successful 4 city tour of Norway, and have shared billings with Matt Schofield, Johnny Lang and Shemekia Copeland at the Mahindra Blues Fest in Mumbai 2011.

When: 13th Feb

Where: Stage 1

Time: 6:30 pm

The Heritage Blues Orchestra

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Picture credits: www.junction2music.com

The band members ‘collective history in blues, jazz, R&B and gospel—and the passion, pride, talent and musical wanderlust is what makes it a must attending show.

When: 13th Feb

Where: Stage 1

Time: 7:45 pm

Winners of the Mahindra Blues Band Hunt 2016

When: 13th Feb

Where: Garden

Time: 9:15 pm

Keb’Mo’

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Picture credits: www.allaboutjazz.com

Over the past two decades Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. He will be leaving you awestruck with his acoustic strokes.

When: 13th Feb

Where: Stage 3

Time: 10 pm

King King

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Picture credits: www.getreading.co.uk

As a measure of the band’s status, consider their five victories at the 2014 British Blues Awards, not least ‘Best Band’ (for a third consecutive year) and ‘Best Album’ for 2013’s ‘Standing in the Shadows’.

When: 14th Feb

Where: Stage 1

Time: 6 pm

Malina Moye

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Picture credits: www.stratoblogster.com

She holds the crown of the first African-American woman to play the National Anthem on a guitar and performing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert for music pioneer Chuck Berry.

When: 14th Feb

Where: Stage 1

Time: 7:30 pm

Winners of the Mahindra Blues Band Hunt 2016

When: 14th Feb

Where: Garden

Time: 9:15 pm

Joss Stone

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Picture credits: imageevent.com

She won the BBC talent show Star for a Night at the age of 13, signed to a major label at 15, and released her debut album, The Soul Sessions, aged 16. Joss continued her reggae education back home with legendary British based veteran Dennis Bovell, with whom she co-wrote The Answer. The 27 year old star is setting her foot on Indian stage to cast her spell with some powerful Blues music.

When: 13th Feb

Where: Stage 3

Time: 10 pm

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