The first ever ASEAN-India music festival began at Purana Quila in New Delhi on 6 October 2017.
The 3-day festival is being organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with Culture Ministry to celebrate the 25th year anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. It will conclude on 8 October 2017.
• The theme for this commemorative year is ‘Shared Values, Common Destiny’.
• The theme along with this festival aims to boost cultural influences among the people of the ASEAN member states and India.
• It will witness eclectic performances by musicians of 10 enigmatic bands from ASEAN member states such as The Ugly Band, Cherpen, Tim De Cotta and Red Bamboo to name some.
• Popular Indian bands like the Raghu Dixit Project, Avial, Papon LIVE, Bipul Chettri and the Travelling Band and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy would also be participating in the festival.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organisation comprising ten Southeast Asian states.
It was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the founding fathers - Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Since then, its membership has expanded to include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Aim & Objective
Its principal objectives include accelerating economic growth, social progress, and socio cultural evolution among its members, alongside the protection of regional stability and the provision of a mechanism for member countries to resolve differences peacefully.
It further aims to promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields.
It also aims to provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and administrative spheres.