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3rd World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival
A two-day festival returns to Leeds for third time that showcases experimental performances of therapeutic Indian classical music (both vocal and instrumental), haunting verses of poetry (both traditional and contemporary) and visually dazzling form of dance called Kathak so that each form of art profoundly complement each other.
The event features a UK based singer Chandra Chakraborty (www.chandrachakraborty.info/), the leading violinist Kamalbir Singh, the best female sitarist of this country Roopa Panesar (www.roopapanesar.com/), actor and impassioned reciter of Hafiz and Cavafy, Erik Schelander, highly acclaimed Tabla player Bhupinder Singh Chaggar and one of the emerging young Tabla star Himanish Goswami etc.
Saudha, Society of Poetry and Indian Music (www.saudha.org), is 'one of the leading Indian classical music promoters of this country' (BBC Radio, Eastern Eye, Bangla Mirror); the organisation which is in a journey to 'Exploring New forms and a 'Western Gharana' of Indian classical music (Asian Culture Vulture). In addition, Saudha 'organises hypnotic Indian classical music concerts' (Yorkshire Evening Post, Wimbledon Guardian).
Please find the glimpses of performance below:
Reviews and previews:
Mature Times on Festival 2015:
Asian Echo on Festival 2015:
Bangladeshi Community Centre
Roundhay Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 5AN
19.00 : Performances of poetry by prominent local poets with live music in background
Entry fee: £5
31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD
18.00 Door opens
18.30 Solo Sitar Recital by Roopa Panesar
19.30 Solo Violin by Kamalbir Singh
20.00 Ragamala, a sublime, experimental approach to Indian classical music that seamlessly intertwines other profoundly relevant art forms e.g. poetry, visual painting and Kathak dance to intensify the emotions and to interpret the metaphoric meaning of classical music for global and quite importantly, brand new audience.
Entry fee: £10/£8 (for senior citizen and child below 18).
Venue: From Oct 9, 2015 to Oct 10, 2015 in Seven Arts, Leeds and Bangladeshi Communty Centre, Leeds