Festival of
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).

"It is paradoxical, yet true, to say, that the more we know, the more ignorant we become in the absolute sense, for it is only through enlightenment that we become conscious of our limitations. Precisely one of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects." - Nikola Tesla