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A Taste of India
Fri 24 March 2017, 18:30 – 23:00 GMT
A Taste of India
Join us for a vibrant evening of authentic Indian dining, featuring performances from professional classical musicians, and traditional dancers.
- Date: Friday 24th March 2017
- Time: 6.30pm to 11pm
- Venue: Skanda Vale Hospice, Saron
- Tickets: £16 each (plus Eventbrite booking fee), on sale from midday Friday 17th February.
- Dinner: An authentic three course Indian buffet.
- Auction: Bid for a variety of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a mudbath with Valli our temple elephant!
Featured artists include:
Rajesh David – an accomplished and versatile singer and composer, trained in Indian classical music. Born in India into a family of singers, he was an A-grade artist for the All India Radio and Television. His compositions, influenced by Indian classical and folk traditions as well as contemporary music are inspiring, energetic and heart opening.
Kona Veena Pani – was born on Oct 1st 1972 in Assam into a Telaga family community. Her early upbringing was steeped in music culture at her home town Visakhapatnam. She began her formal training at the age of 12 years, completed a Diploma in Carnatic Vocal in the year 2007 with distinction, then completed her Masters Degree in Music in 2009, bagging a Gold Medal.
Veena has performed in various places like Visakahapatnam, Hyderabad, Bapatla, Mysore, Puttaparthi, Kerala. She also had a privilege to perform in Nada Neerajanam Tirupati in 2013.
Kirtan Pete (with full band) – Peter Barrett brings his full band to Taste of India. Expect some high energy kirtan and bhajans!
Debdatta Mallick – Debdatta is a highly skilled classically trained Indian dancer, who will perform some traditional South Indian Bharatnatyam style dances, expressing the beauty of India’s rich cultural heritage.