Eastern folk festival returns to Tower Hamlets
- Credit: RadhaRaman Society
A four-day festival of baul and vaishnav music returns to Tower Hamlets.
The unique event aims to showcase captivating music from the Indian subcontinent stemming from two influential branches of eastern philosophy, sufism and vaishnavism.
Bengali folk music promoters RadhaRaman Society kick off the festival in partnership with Tower Hamlets at Poplar Union on Saturday, April 28.
Events include talks on both music genres, short films and recitals of the medieval and pre-medieval music by prominent performers such as Bengali folk artist Gouri Chowdhury.
“This is a unique festival of extremely ecstatic and philosophically exuberant performances of two exotic and powerful genres of world music,” said organiser Ahmed Kaysher.
You may also want to watch:
The free festival moves to Rich Mix in Bethnal Green Road on Sunday, April 29, then Kobi Nazrul Centre, in Hanbury Street, Brick Lane, on May 5.
The festival will also be hosted at Nehru Centre in central London the preceding day.
- 1 Two in five people in Tower Hamlets may have had Covid-19
- 2 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 3 'Laptop bonanza' for schoolchildren in Poplar to help survive lockdown gloom
- 4 Students in rent strike over Queen Mary's campus staying open during Covid emergency
- 5 Post deliveries in east London hit by Covid crisis among Royal Mail staff
- 6 500 deaf children wait to see if their education needs will be cut by Tower Hamlets Council
- 7 That's so raven: Everything you need to know about the guardians of the Tower
- 8 Leyton Orient sign Dan Kemp on a permanent deal from West Ham United
- 9 Lockdown dancing in your own living room goes online from Canary Wharf
- 10 Tower of London's Queen raven feared dead