Exotic performances honour ancient music in Tower Hamlets
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A festival of baul and vaishnav music is coming to Bethnal Green and Brick Lane.
The unique and high quality art festival, the first of its kind, showcases captivating music originating from two influential branches of philosophy of the east called sufism and vaishnavism.
RadhaRaman Society, one of the prominent promoters of oriental folk music in the west organises this significant art event in partnership with Tower Hamlets council, to bring it to Rich Mix and Kobi Nazrul Centre next weekend.
Festival curator, Ahmed Kaysher, said: “This is a unique festival of extremely ecstatic and philosophically exuberant performances of two exotic and powerful genres of world music.
“It is gradually expanding its wings in terms of connecting non-Asian audiences and getting critically acclaimed by ethnomusicologists and prominent academicians.
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“Because of its power of ecstasy and the message of profound humanity, this music is being popular at this end of the world while under extinction even in Indian sub-continent.”
Highlights of the festival include discussion on baul and vaishnav music, instrumental recital by two of the ancient, folk instrument called dutara, bansuri and vocal recital of the medieval and pre-medieval music by the prominent musicians from all across the country.
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The free festival will be at the Kobi Nazrul Centre, in Hanbury Street, Brick Lane on Saturday April, 29 at 6.30pm and Rich Mix, in Bethnal Green Road on Sunday, April 30 at 6pm.