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Baul and Viashnav Music Festival - Rich Mix

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Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road

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A free entry festival of two powerful genres of world music is returning to London for fifth year.

The festival offers the ecstatic performances of Bengali Baul & Vaishnav music by number of Baul and Vaishnav groups and prominent performers along with the screening of short films, brief discussion on these two major philosophical movement of Indian sub-continent that evolved from Hindu and Muslim (Sufi) faith and had hugely influenced the music, literature, art of the whole region.


The festival happening on 24 May at Kazi Nazrul Centre (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-vaishnav-music-festival-nazrul-centre-tickets-54003027509), 25 May at St Margaret’s House (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-vaishnav-music-festival-st-margarets-house-tickets-54002095722) and 26 May 2019 at Rich Mix (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baul-and-viashnav-music-festival-rich-mix-tickets-52288951662) in East London featuring the ecstasy of the heart-arresting melody derived from the soil of Bengal.


The session at Rich Mix offers haunting recital of Hindustani semi-classical Sufi music by the leading interpreter of Indian classical music in the West Srimati Chandra Chakraborty, recital of Tagore's immortal lyrics on mysticism by a prominent Tagore exponent in the West Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, recital of Sufi music by a talented singer Amith Dey, visual interpretation of Vaishnav and Sufi verses by a critically acclaimed Kathak dancer Indrani Datta along with precise and profound talk on Baul and Vaishnav music and relevant short films on these two faculties of philosophy.


The event is supported by London Borough of Tower Hamlets Council.

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