Happy to note that the two workshops focusing on the compositions of the South Indian Composers, Annamacharya [AD 1408-1503] and Purandara Dasa [AD 1484–1564] were very well received. We had participants from across a wide area – Swiss, France and of course Redbridge and the surrounding Eastham – apart from Reading.

9 compositions were taught and the learning sessions ended with workshop master – Rathna Srikantiah leading the group rendition of Telugu and Kannada compositions. We will post a few of these on YouTube shortly and share the links.

Thanks to many local teachers and organisations, and specially to NuSound Radio who supported the Saturday’s workshops. www.DhruvArts.org has more pictures.

While most of you head out for holidays and escape cold winter – we will be busy planning 2013 – London International Arts Festival [www.liaf.co.uk]. Check us out in the New-year.

Happy Diwali from all of us here, we wish you all a great festival time and loads of good arts. After all autumn isn’t the most naturally inspiring time – we all need something more.

After London International Arts Festival, we were busy with Dhruv Youth Orchestra, Annual Music examination preparations, the South Indian Mela, Telugu Culture day, and tomorrow we are bringing Diwali at the Exchange Mall, Ilford. It’s going to be a day of multi-events with free live events offering – Carnatic, Hindustani, Dance, Bhajan, Fusion Music, Workshop, Massages, Rangoli and many more. Dhruv is delivering this in partnership with the Exchange Ilford. Look below for detailed program. Street food, and free massages are just the smallest of the added value to spend your Saturday at Exchange, tomorrow.

Diwali 2012 celebrations as the Ilford Exchange Mall
Diwali 2012 celebrations as the Ilford Exchange Mall


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