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Blackberry's Sharp Nights Tour to enthrall music lovers in five cities

IANS 10 Nov 2014, 20:02:28 PM IST

New Delhi: A five-city World Music Tour called Sharp Nights is set to enthrall music aficionados in Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Bengaluru and Mumbai starting Nov 19.

Organised by menswear brand Blackberrys, the tour will showcase international folk musicians Fatoumata Diawara and Vieux Farka Toure, promoting their local musical talent. A scholarship fund has also been announced to help conserve traditional Indian music.

Diawara, born in Ivory Coast is a Malian musician currently living in France. She has spent the last year touring the world, culminating in a landmark performance at Glastonbury in 2013.

Toure is a Malian singer and was invited to perform at the opening celebration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup along with other performers including Shakira and Alicia Keys.

Diawara and Toure will perform here Nov 19 at Blue Frog, Mehrauli and in Hyderabad Nov 22 at Durgam Cheerayu Park, Jubilee Hills. They will also perform in Pune Dec 3, in Bengaluru Dec 6 and in Mumbai Dec 10.

The music tour is also providing an opportunity to homegrown talents -- Barmer Boys in Delhi, Catharsis in Hyderabad, Highway 61 in Pune, Shoonya in Bengaluru and Rajeev Raja Combine in Mumbai -- to perform on the very same stage in their respective cities.