Mahindra Blues Festival 2024: All-Women Line-Up to Grace Mumbai


The Mahindra Blues Festival, scheduled for February 10-11, 2024, in Mumbai, is set to make a bold statement with an all-women lineup featuring renowned blues artists. The 12th edition of the festival will take place at the iconic Mehboob Studios, showcasing the diverse and influential contributions of women to the blues genre.

A Musical Journey Through Blues History

This 12th edition of the Mahindra Blues Festival pays homage to trailblazing women in blues history, such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Big Mama Thornton. The diverse line-up showcases talents like Vanessa Collier, celebrated for her soulful vocals and electrifying saxophone performances, Sheryl Youngblood, a Chicago Blues Hall-Of-Famer and Gospel Grammy Group Award winner, Grammy-nominated vocalist Beth Hart, singer-songwriter Dana Fuchs, and skilled guitarist-singer Samantha Fish.

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Indian Artists Adding Cultural Depth

Adding a unique cultural dimension, Indian artists Tipriti Kharbangar, representing the musical heritage of Shillong, and Kanchan Daniel, known for her powerful vocals and stage presence, will grace the festival. This inclusion is not only a celebration of the blues genre but also a bold statement in the ongoing narrative of blues music.

Emphasizing Inclusivity and Artistic Excellence

Jay Shah, Vice President of Cultural Outreach at Mahindra Group, emphasizes the significance of the all-female line-up, stating, “This year’s all-female line-up is not just a celebration of the genre, but a bold statement in the ongoing story of blues. It’s a testament to our commitment to inclusivity and artistic excellence. The iconic line-up not only amplifies the voices of talented women but, by doing so, brings a different facet of the blues, thereby keeping the enduring spirit of the genre alive and thriving.”

Mahindra Blues Band Hunt: Nurturing Emerging Talent

In addition to the musical extravaganza, the festival has opened entries for its Mahindra Blues Band Hunt, offering aspiring artists the chance to join the MBF 2024 line-up. This initiative underscores the festival’s commitment to fostering emerging talent and ensuring the continued vibrancy of the blues genre.

The Mahindra Blues Festival continues to evolve, this year’s edition promises to be a celebration of diversity, talent, and the enduring legacy of blues music. Join us on February 10-11 for an unforgettable musical experience.


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