Greetings! We are happy to announce the second edition of the Rajasthan Kabir Yatra from 11-16 November, 2016, a travelling music festival in which we will journey over 6 days in and around Bikaner taking the power of Bhakti and Sufi music and poetry to places recently affected by communal violence. Organized with the support of Bikaner police, the Yatra seeks to share and radiate the wisdom of Bhakti and Sufi thought with the hope of contributing to peace and harmony in our inner and outer worlds.
The first edition of the Rajasthan Kabir Yatra took place in February 2012 and was widely chronicled and appreciated (see a short 30-min video of it here). Organized by Lokayan in partnership with the Kabir Project, it brought together 13 artists, over 200 yatris from India and abroad and thousands of local participants.
The Yatra is a space where musicians, artists, scholars, students and seekers can immerse themselves in the poetry of Bhakti and Sufi saints such as Kabir, Mirabai, Bulleh Shah, Shah Latif, Gorakh Nath and many others. This year artists from Kutch, Malwa, Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi will perform along with those from Rajasthan. The event will also share works of painters, sculptors and photographers inspired by the Sufi-Bhakti tradition.