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London International Arts Festival 2016, Redbridge Town Hall
Sat 5 November 2016, 14:00 – 22:00 GMT
2 pm - Inauguration
2.15 pm Dhruv Choir, have been presented since 2004, and have nearly offered 80 concerts to date, comprises of children singing chants with western orchestration. The children will be presenting Sanskrit chants with western orchestration directed by Jyotsna Srikanth.
2.45 pm Yakshagana by Dr Guruprasad Patwal, a General Practitioner in Doncaster and Yogindra Maravanthe, an Aerospace Engineer at Bristol.
Yakshagana is a theatre form that combines dance, music, dialogue, elaborate costumes, colourful make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form mainly found in the coastal districts of Karnataka in India. The stories are based on epics like Mahabharata ,Ramayana and Bhagavata.
At LIAF Kamsa Vadhe (Killing of Kamsa) is presented from the Indian Mythological Epic Mahabharatha, where Evil Kamsa foresees his death in a dream and meets his end at the hands of Lord Krishna.
3.10 pm Binal Trivedy’s Dance Academy presents Classical Fusion, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Indian Folk Dancing ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL-qGVeHdVU)
4.00 pm Sampradaaya A Carnatic music ensemble composed and conducted by Vamshikrishna Vishnudas
4.45 pm Adesh Sundaresan Carnatic classical vocal. Adesh’s love for Carnatic music has been nurtured from a very young age His initial training was with Sri Sampath Kumar Acharya from the age of five and since 2009 has been learning from his current guru Smt. Mala Mohan. A third year student of medicine at University College London,
As a result of the time and dedication that he has put into this art form, he has won the Watford music festival for five consecutive years between 2008 and 2013. He is also a regular at various temples in London during festivals such as the Thyagaraja Utsavam.
5.45 pm Vamshikrishna Vishnudas, Carnatic vocal recital with Parur MS Ananthakrishnan on the Violin and Balakumar Paramalingam on the Mridangam
A talented vocalist from south India, Vamshi has been working with many internationally renowned musicians, dancers and dance teachers for their performances and productions, been a part of several creative music and dance projects not only in the U.K, but also in the other parts of Europe, Canada.
7.00 pm Rithvik Raja, carnatic classical vocal with Parur MS Ananthakrishnan on the Violin and Balakumar Paramalingam on the Mridangam.
Rithvik is a versatile and accomplished musician. Being the prime disciple of Vidvan Shri TM Krishna, his music is fresh, vibrant and spontaneous with a natural flair. He works closely with a number of organisations to create awareness for the arts, which include Svanubhava, Madrasika and YACM. He is the proud recipient of many government grants and scholarships including the CCRT and Sangeet Natak Akademi. (www.rithvikraja.in)