Birmingham to Host Thyagaraja Festival

The Second Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival will take place at Dorridge Village Hall on Saturday
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Birmingham will host Thyagaraja Festival on 12th March, Saturday….reports Asian Lite News

The Second Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival will take place at Dorridge Village Hall on Saturday
The Second Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival will take place at Dorridge Village Hall on Saturday

Now in its second year, the South Asian Festival celebrates the life of Thyagaraja, also known as the singing saint, a legendary composer of Indian and Carnatic classical music. Dorridge Village Hall (Grange Road, Solihull, B93 8QA ) will host the second Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival this Saturday (12th March).

The event has been organised by Dr Chithra Ramakrishnan, Director of Shruthi UK, (www.shruthiuk.com) a Solihull-based South Asian arts and culture organisation, an industry leader promoting and preserving the rich Indian culture and heritage through South Indian Classical arts.

Distinguished guests will include the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Ray Hassall, and his counterparts from neighbouring geographical areas, Paul Sabapathy CBE, Sir Dominic Cadbury, councillors, MPs and Midlands’ highest ranking Indian diplomat.

This year’s event will once again feature performances by naturally-gifted and talented adults and young children.

As part of International Women’s Day, which coincides with this Festival, three women, prominent and distinguished in their own rights, will be recognised and honoured for their individual contributions to wider society.

To get a flavour of the genre of music, Asian Lite readers are encouraged to listen to ‘Carnatic Culture’, an audio podcast on Carnatic music, now available to download from the Shruthi UK website – http://www.shruthiuk.com/

 Birmingham Thyagaraja Festival 

DATE: Saturday, 12th March 2016

TIME: 11:00am – 4.00pm

VENUE: Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Solihull, B93 8QA