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  • Thrilling Kathak Dance Concert of Sonia Sabri on Saturday 13th of May 2017 at Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Wales,Cardiff

    Date -

      13 05 2017

    Time -

      06:30:25 PM


    Place -

      Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum Wales,Cardiff


    Dear Friends, We have managed to get a very exciting and thrilling Kathak concert from renowned artist Sonia Sabri and her group to perform for us. Her fast and slow rhythms and her mastery of the finer spectra of this scintillating dance form are sure to enthrall all of us. Date Saturday 13th Of May 2017 from 7.00 PM, Gate opens at 6.30 PM. Venue: Reardon Smith Theatre, National Museum, Cardiff Ticket Price only £ 8.00 Adults , £ 5.00 Children 5 to 12 In advance until Saturday 6th of May. Ticket Price after 6th of May Adults £ 10,00, £ 7.00 Children 5 to 12 Please let your friends know about this wonderful Concert. Tickets can be purchased by replying this email or by ringing following numbers Mrs Niru Kumar 02920753556 Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi 07957302771 Dr Poonam Singhal 07814504892 Mrs Sharada Sharma 02920843287 Pandit ji 07999267068 SALAM Sonia Sabri Company Salaam, meaning ‘peace’, is Sonia Sabri Company’s latest stunning creation, originally created in response to the unrest around the world and it aims to refocus and reminisce on all that is good. This double-bill programme cleverly weaves a dialogue between live music and Kathak dance, celebrating the simple bliss of being alive. Salaam combines a rare treat of Tabla music by the world-renowned maestro Sarvar Sabri, performing outstanding compositions of rhythm, who is accompanied by the talented Shoma Dey on the harmonium along with powerful vocals, fuelling and vibrating a resonance in the performance. Internationally acclaimed for her electric stage presence, Sonia revisits the roots of Kathak in a remarkable performance, which embraces a rich, joyful spirit and builds to a heartpounding rhythmic crescendo. Sonia presents sheer magic through expressive and rhythmic dance with live music. The audience is taken on a journey with Sonia’s poignant metaphorical narratives and though her command of intricate footwork, eloquent gesture and rapid spins. Salaam to us all! Sonia Sabri Company is one of Britain’s leading South Asian Dance and Music companies. Exciting the national and international dance scene by presenting Kathak dance in new spaces and contexts, and to new audiences, developing a distinctive, contemporary style which speaks to the here and now. • Website: www.ssco.org.uk • Trailer: https://vimeo.com/132148048 (password ‘salaampromo’) • Supported by Arts Council England “Sonia Sabri drives Kathak to new heights in myriad ways. Dramatic vigour, powerful precision and formidable stage presence are all elements that characterise the performances of the Sonia Sabri Company and Salaam was no exception. Sonia Sabri Company has certainly made a characteristic mark on the artistic landscape in Britain” Pulse Connects “ Fine, intense, and intelligent..” The Times “Such grace and beauty, superb musicians” “I didn’t want to blink, the performance was spectacular!”
  • Ram Navami celebration on Tuesday 4th of April 2017 at India Centre

    Date -

      04 04 2017

    Time -

      06:00:29 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Dear All मंगल भवन अमंगल हारी द्रवहु सुदसरथ अजर बिहारी राम सिया राम सिया राम जय जय राम Ramnavmi will be celebrated at the India Centre on Tuesday 4th of April with the recitation of the SunderKand . Bring your family and friends to celebrate Ram Navami. Sunderkand starts at 6pm followed by Bhajan and Aarti by Panditji and Bhandara. This Ram Navmi is sponsored by Dr Badri Purbey, Mrs Sunaina Purbey and family. Ram Navami Rama (centre) with Laxman, Sita and Hanuman Rama was an incarnation of Vishnu and the hero of the Ramayana the Sanskrit epic of 24,000 stanzas. A continuous recital of the book takes place for about a week prior to the celebration and on the day itself, the highlights of the story are read in the temple. Rituals and ceremonies The house is thoroughly cleaned on Rama Navami and is also decorated. Offerings of fruit and flowers are placed on the family shrine and after an early bath, prayers are recited. The youngest female member of the household leads the puja (prayers) by applying a red tilak (mark) to all the other members of the family before everyone joins together in worship. An image or picture of baby Rama is placed in a covered cradle. At noon the covering is removed and Prasad (special sacred food) is offered to Rama, which may then be shared amongst the congregation. There is an element of fasting. Some people don't eat certain foods, particularly things like onions, garlic, some spices and wheat products. The festival is a focal point for moral reflection and being especially charitable to others. Celebrations at places associated with Sri Rama, like Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Ramesvaram in Tamil Nadu, attract thousands of devotees.
  • Balaji Maha Abhishekham Saturday 1st of April 2017

    Date -

      01 04 2017

    Time -

      09:30:27 AM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be peformed at the India Centren on Saturday 1st of April 2017. As it is near Ugadi and new year festival so it is decided to be on 1st Saturday of April instead of 2nd Saturday. Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30 am Chanting of Gotras 10.00 am Abhishekam 10.10 am Mangala Aarti 11.30 am Prasad 11.50 am Please attend with your family and friends and accept the blessings of Narayana Devotees can sponsor Moola Moorthy Monthly Abishekam This seva is performed once in every month for the main Deity. The Abhishekam is performed on the gothra names of the yearly sponsors. Sponsors are welcome to donate towards utsava moorthy abhishekam on any Saturday by prior booking with Pandit Ji. Dr Poonam Singhal PhD Secretary India centre,Cardiff Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi Chair India Centre, Cardiff
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