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    Sonya Mazumdar

    A three-day cultural festival brings contemporary and established artists together

    Three days of networking, music, films and beautiful people a�� that is what the second edition of IndiEarth XChange at The Park is all about. Organised by Yotam Agam and Sonya Mazumdar from EarthSync, the XChange is a series of conferences, workshops, showcase performances, screenings and think-tank sessions between the Indian independent music, film and media industries, and key national and international delegates. a�?The event acts as a meeting point for established and emerging members of Indiaa��s music and film industries, and also includes a music and film festival with an eclectic line-up of renowned national and international artists,a�? says Agam, who promises 200 delegates from 20 countries for the event.

    The line-up
    Expect a wide range of artistes like Berlin-based producer Robot Koch, Brooklyn-based producer-visual artist J Viewz, indie/electronica duo Shaair and Func, Success and French Cowboy & The One from France, indie alt-rockers Skrat and Bicycle Days, folk-electronica collective Business Class Refugees, Tritonik with their signature style of Mauritian blues, Carnatic maestro Mahesh Vinayakram and DJ and producer Nucleya. Besides music performers, there will be movie screenings, a�?Sahel Calling is about the refugee population in Mali and we have Dead Cat a�� a quirky tale of love set in London. These are just some of the offbeat independent films that will be screened at the festival,a�? concludes Agam.

    At The Park, from today. Details: indiearth.com

    a�� Mrinalini Sundar

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