No blues will not perform at the MAD festival in Ooty nor teach workshops ‘Arabicana’.
The Indian embassy refuses to give out the needed Visa. The 3-day festival is an annual extravaganza that will promote India’s most fascinating destinations, and showcase an eclectic mix of traditional & contemporary music, arts, dance & other performing arts; cutting across genres, from across and beyond the country.
The band will not give up and intents on giving it another go next year. Nevertheless we are very disappointed we can’t make it this time.