Indika to charm Liverpool with Indian Music & Dance

Liverpool will delight in a vibrant showcase of Indian music and dance at the annual Indika festival, the biggest event of its kind in Europe.

Indika to charm Liverpool with Indian Music & Dance

Indika is the biggest celebration of classical Indian music and dance in Europe.

Indika, an annual summer festival dedicated to Indian dance and music, returns to Liverpool for a sixth year.

Organised by Milapfest, the 2016 event will being on July 22 at The Capstone Theatre.

It will introduce two Indian classical dance styles that are not common or widely practised in Europe: Odissi and Kuchipudi.

For Indian dance enthusiasts, there is a performance on July 24 which will showcase the breathtaking Bharatanatyam dance.

There will also be an exploration of some of India’s most iconic women from the pantheon of Hindu mythology.

For music fans, Carnatic vocalist Abhishek Raghuram will be performing alongside violinist H.N. Bhaskar.

Audience can expect to be dazzled by performances from the National Indian Choir and the National Indian Music Ensemble as well.

Dr. Sudha Raja will be leading an Indian choral singing workshop, which is open to people of all abilities and backgrounds.

The workshop will provide experience of participating in Indian choral music. It also offers participants, aged 18 or over, the opportunity to perform as part of the festival.

The Morning Raga concerts will play an important part of Indika, featuring Hindustani violinist Sangeeta Shankar and tabla player Kousic Sen.

Enjoy the Evening Raga sessions too and indulge in the mesmerising performance by renowned keyboardist and fusion music composer, Abhijit Pohankar.

In addition, photographer Inni Singh will unveil his own photographic works in an exhibition.

Indika is the biggest celebration of classical Indian music and dance in Europe, and a key highlight of the Liverpool festival season.

The vibrant performing arts festival will also host the Yuva Sangeet Ratna Award Night. Top young Indian music talent in the country will be competing for Milapfest’s Young Musician of the Year Award.

The festival will run from July 22 to 31, 2016.

You can visit their website here to find out more details about the event and ticketing information.

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