Festival of
Contemporary
Music & Arts

Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

28.3036° N, 75.2853° E

Begum X

Begum X's performances are characterised by her strong vocals and fierce on-stage persona.

Begum X. aka Samara Chopra is the lead singer of her band The Ska Vengers and is also co-owner of Bass Foundation Roots (BFR) Sound System along with Delhi Sultanate. Her singing style is rooted in jazz and blues, which she adapts to reggae, ska and rub-a-dub instrumentals.

On BFR Sound System, she experiments with a free-er rub-a-dub style of performance, free styling and improvising on B-side instrumental versions of 45’s, in classic sound system fashion. Her latest release includes a collaboration with VIVEK system music and Delhi Sultanate called ‘Zindagi Dub’ and the new Ska Vengers album titled ‘XX’ Outside of music she is a trained yoga therapist.

Begum X will be performing on the BFR Sound System alongside Delhi Sultanate (BFR Soundsystem).

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