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Ghazal and Thumri Festival, London

Ghazal and Thumri Festival, LondonThe festival offers hypnotic performances of two of the extremely musically exuberant, both magical and magnetising, spiritually enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) Semi-classical music called Ghazal and Thumri which will be performed by some leading and emerging singers and musicians of this country. The lyrics and the mood of the music will, then, be interpreted through traditional and contemporary verses of English poetry and seamlessly, be intertwined with the thread of music by some impassioned reciters in order to target and to communicate to global audience.

The festival entails two enthralling performances at Morden Assembly Hall (Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PJ. Bus routes to Tudor Drive: 413, 293, 163. The nearest tube station is Morden on the Northern line) and Raynes Park Library Hall (Approach Rd, London SW20 8BA) in London Borough of Merton on 14 and 15 February 2015 respectively. It involves, in addition, two workshops in Wimbledon library (Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NB. 5 minutes walking distance from Wimbledon station) on 9 and 22 January 2015 from 5pm each day. The event is supported by London Borough of Merton and Merton Library Services.

Please click below for the coverage of Wimbledon Guardian:

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/11734766.Interview__Saudha_launches_Indian_classical_music_festival_in_Merton/

Asian culturevulture:

http://asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/exploring-new-forms-western-gharana-saudhas-two-day-music-festival/

Merton Council covers the festival in it's newsroom story:

http://news.merton.gov.uk/2015/01/19/indian-music-and-poetry-festival-comes-to-merton/

Bangla Mirror:

http://www.banglamirrornews.com/2015/02/saudha-launches-thumri-and-ghazal-festival-in-london/ 

Creative India has covered the festival as one of their main stories of the month:

http://creativeindiamag.com/london-to-host-ghazal-and-thumri-festival/

Asian Acho's coverage on the festival:

http://www.asianecho.co.uk/?p=6373

Performance at Morden Assembly Hall:

The event will start at 6.30pm and continue till 8.30pm on 14 February 2015.

One of the leading Hindistani classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty (http://www.chandrachakraborty.info/), the grandson of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan (Pranpiya), highly acclaimed sitarist and Ghazal singer Mehboob Nadeem (http://mehboobnadeem.com/), eminent semi-classical vocalist Farzana Sifat as well as young and talented Ghazal singer Dr Priya Bhagawat will perform while two of the highly respected musicians Yousuf Ali Khan (Tabla) and Sunil Jadhav (Key-board) will accompany the performance together with reciters that include Erik Schelander etc.

Entry fee is £5.  

 For ticket, please visit the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghazal-and-thumri-festival-morden-assembly-hall-london-tickets-14525294547?aff=es2&rank=0

 Ticket can be collected from the desk by the door on the day of performance but booking in advance over the phone is strongly advised due to have the limited capacity in both of the venues.

 Please call Pushpita Gupta for more detail on 07737828922.

 Performance at Raynes Park Library Hall: 

 One of the leading Hindistani classical vocalists Chandra Chakraborty (http://www.chandrachakraborty.info/),  eminent semi-classical vocalist Farzana Sifat  young and talented Ghazal singers Dr Priya Bhagwat and Sayan Gupta will perform while one of the highly respected musicians Yousuf Ali Khan (Tabla), Abu Emran (Keyborad) will accompany the performance together with poet Ziba Karabassi (with Kaveh Bahrami in music), poet Mir Mahfuz Ali, poet David Lee Margon, poet Shaila Simi and reciters that include Erik Schelander as well as young pianist Niloy Amin.

 

The event will start at 5pm and finish by 7pm on 15 February.

 Entry fee is £5.  

 For ticket, please visit the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghazal-and-thumri-festival-raynes-park-library-hall-london-tickets-14525346703?aff=es2&rank=0 

Ticket can be collected from the desk by the door on the day of performance but booking in advance over the phone is strongly advised due to have the limited capacity in both of the venues. 

Please call Pushpita Gupta for more detail on 07737828922.

Venue: From Feb 14, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015 in Morden Assembly Hall, Raynes Park Library Hall

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