Passage to Punjab in Bradford

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Kala Sangam, Bradford,  is hosting ‘Passage to Punjab,’ an evening of music, photographic exhibition, a book launch and a talk to celebrate Punjabon Saturday –

Saturday 14th May @ 7pm, Ganges Hall,   Kala Sangam Arts centre, Bradford BD1 4TY

Passage to PunjabVaisakhi, the first day of spring or the harvest festival is celebrated in the Indian state of Punjab (‘five rivers’) and one of the three festivals chosen by Guru Amar Das to be celebrated by the Sikhs. Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House is less than 5 mins walk from both Forster Square train station and Bradford Interchange.

The evening will begin with the thundering sounds of the Dhol, the double sided drum of Punjab presented by the Punjabi Roots Academy.

This will be followed by the ‘Bhangra Renaissance’, an exhibition curated by Hardeep Sahota, the author of ‘Bhangra: Mystics, Music and Migration. This exhibition features the Australian artist Sara Rizvi’s huge colourful artwork on Punjab, Bradford artist and illustrator Zara Hussain’s paintings and local photographer Tim Smith’s collated photographs of the Yorkshire Bhangra scene.

Dr. Nima Poovaya-Smith, Director, Alchemy Anew who is well known for her curatorial work in visual arts will speak on the ‘Textiles of Punjab’

Dr. Ramindar Singh MBE, a reputed member of the Sikh community will launch his book ‘The Future of UK Sikhs- A Bradford City Story’ which shows a futuristic insight about the Sikh Community followed by a open audience interaction.

For more information visit us online at www.kalasangam.org

Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House is less than 5 mins walk from both Forster Square train station and Bradford Interchange.