Indians and World Music show east London’s diversity at Rich Mix

Indian musicians are celebrating east London’s diverse culture with World Music from classical Indian to western contemporary.

The London International Arts Festival is running at Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix arts centre and Ilford’s Kenneth More Theatre until Sunday.

It features performers from around the world as well as the South East and east London itself, in genres including world, jazz, classical, folk and contemporary both live and musical workshops.

Performances include Indian Bharatanayam Dance, British Asian contemporary beats, fusion Greek folk music and a Polish band.

The festival, curated by Indian violinist and composer Jyotsna Srikanth, is now in its second year, hosted by DJ Ritu and Ashanti Omkar.

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Last year’s inaugural festival attracted an audience of 7,000. But this year, both Rich Mix and the Kenneth More Theatre are hoping to beat that giving Londoners an insight into Indian culture.

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