World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival, Leeds

Event date: 
Sat, 14/09/2013 - 5:30pm to Sun, 15/09/2013 - 9:00pm

A two-day-long festival (14th & 15th of September 2013) of World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival (second one after Nehru Centre this year) featuring 
brief talks on the crises in connectivity of Indian Classical Music, contemporary poetry sessions by Bengali, Persian, Urdu, Hindi (with translation) and English contemporary poets as well as Saudha's world-class concerts which are designed to deconstruct and deluge the mood and meaning of classical music both vocal and solo-instrumental through seamless amalgamation with traditional world poetry. The door will open at 5.30pm and the event will start at 6.00pm each day. 
Leading interpreters of Indian Classical Music Chandra Chakraborty (Vocal), Shahbaz Hussain (Tabla), Kamalbir Nandra (Violin), Sumana Basu (Ghazal), Dipanjan Guha (Sitar), actor and impassioned reciters Erik Schelander and Leesa Gazi and many poets from multi-racial background will take you to a celistial universe.
Ticket: £5 (Adult) and £3 (Child) each day.
Please contact Amal Amalendu Shekhar Podder on 07718662890 or email info@saudha.org or visit www.saudha.org or www.sevenleeds.co.uk

or visit Saudha's festival page:

http://worldpoetryandindianclassicalmusicfestival.com/

14/9/13 Saturday
18.00 Talks by academicians, musicologists, poets and cultural personalities from multi-racial background
18.30 Contemporary world Poetry session (English, Bengali, Urdu, Persian and Somali) with English translation
19.00 Solo Sitar
19.40 Break for 10 minutes
19.50 Kheyal Thumri, Toppa, Dadra etc
21.00 End for first day

15/9/13 Sunday
18.00 Talks by renowned musicologists, performers
18.20 Contemporary world Poetry session (English, Bengali, Urdu, Persian and Somali) with English translation
18.40 Ghazal
19.10 Break for 10 minutes
19.20 Solo violin
19.45 Solo Tabla
20.00 Kheyal, Thumri
21.00 End of the festival

venue: 
Seven Arts Centre, 31A Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD