Festival of
Contemporary
Music & Arts

Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

28.3036° N, 75.2853° E

BFR Sound System or BASS FOUNDATION ROOTS is a hand built Jamaican style sound system. At present, only two such systems exist in South Asia. BFR SOUND SYSTEM is owned and operated by Indian reggae artists Delhi Sultanate and Begum X. aka Samara Chopra, lead singers of The Ska Vengers and co-founders of Word Sound Power.

Reggae music and Sound System Culture originated in the former Caribbean slave plantation of Jamaica and are widely acknowledged as the foundation of modern bass music and much of today’s electronic music culture. A REGGAE SOUND SYSTEM consists of a large stack of hand built speakers and power amplifiers that lend immense power to the music and have the ability to literally vibrate bodies and objects in its surrounding. What is of the essence is not loudness, but the warm physical sensation of bass frequencies, engulfing you and those around you. Music becomes a physical and collective experience.

The performance consists of a selection of Afro Carribean music from Reggae, Ska, Roots and Dub to Dancehall, selected by Delhi Sultanate and played exclusively on vinyl records. The performance also features vocal performances by Delhi Sultanate and Begum X as well as guest MCs.

Delhi Sultanate and Begum X are India’s foremost Dancehall and Reggae duo and are at the forefront of pushing reggae music on the sub continent. They are the lead singers of the MTV music award nominated and critically acclaimed band The Ska Vengers ( http://www.theskavengers.com)

In India, the duo has opened for Snoop Lion, Julian Marley and Diana King. DS BX have toured in the US, EU and UK, Jamaica, Japan, as well as South East Asia. They were also the first reggae artists to visit war torn Afghanistan in order to work on a reggae project for Afghan television. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6seEAsz2CZg) The tunes have now been mixed and dubbed by legendary dub pioneer Scientist and are scheduled for release January 2017.

The people united shall always be victorious.....
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