City of London Festival celebrates India's artists..
posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:46 PM
Author: TJ Murphy, London
This year's City of London Festival will take place from Friday 20 June to Thursday 10 July and welcomes to London five of the most prominent Indian classical master artists performing in the world today.
Sanjay Kumar and Thomas Murphy will join members of the Indian business community at Guildhall Old Library to listen to Sarod player Amjad Ali Khan , Bombay born soprano Patricia Rozario , vocalist Ajoy Chakrabarty , flautist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and the great tabla player Zakir Hussain perform against the background of London's Square Mile encompassing historic venues including the great Mansion House, home to the Lord Mayor.
City of London Festival is both international and local, reflecting the diversity of the City's communities and the artists and audiences, who come to participate in a cultural feast and animate this special locality. In recent years the Festival has given a focus to the music and arts of other major centres and have made genuine cultural exchanges.
In 2008 the Festival is engaged creatively with both India and Switzerland in ways which are sometimes surprising and always enriching. Romanticism, inspired by beautiful landscapes and great journeys, is a theme running through this year's Festival.
NRI and PIO can reserve tickets through the Nehru Centre.