Performances - Bangalore Literature Festival 2017
Day 1
12:30 pm
Speak Up

City of Soul

Jessy James LaFleur and Band


Jessy James LaFleur is a travelling poet and HipHop artist, who has been wandering the million paths of this earth like a nomad for almost 14 years, always on the quest for new adventures to write about. She speaks 6 languages and uses 3 of them to interpret the colourful thoughts and ideas that run through her mind: sometimes mellow and literary, at times loud and anarchistic.

Day 1
7:30 pm
The Grand Ballroom

Romantic Fantasy – A Piano Duo

Nattalia K Kapylova and Liudmila Alizarchyk (in The Grand Ballroom)


Nattalia Kapylova has been hailed as a concert pianist of exceptional, brilliant and dazzling ability. Her career is unique in spanning a huge range of musical settings. Breathtaking displays of classical and jazz masterpieces are stirred with love and passion. Exploration of different genres of music, old and new, is her forte.

Day 2
7:30 pm
Speak Out

Sarod Maestros in Concert

Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash accompanied by Vijay Ghate


Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash represent the 7th generation of a musical lineage, as sons and disciples of the sarod icon, Amjad Ali Khan. With him they have performed across the globe, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, and WOMAD festivals on many continents. They have also collaborated with guitarist Derek Trucks, of the Allman Brothers Band, among others, and established themselves as a duo, carrying forward their musical legacy in sync with both tradition and contemporary times.