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Modi, Bhangra, Bharatnatyam etc etc to replace soccer at Wembley, one of Britain’s most prestigious football stadiums….reports Asian Lite News

British Indian chart-topping artist, Jay Sean; Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Sridhar; Bhangra dancer Pranav Bhanot; Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band bag pipe player Parimal Vekaria; and British National Anthem singer Patricia Rozario OBE with Prime Minister David Cameron
British Indian chart-topping artist, Jay Sean; Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Sridhar; Bhangra dancer Pranav Bhanot; Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band bag pipe player Parimal Vekaria; and British National Anthem singer Patricia Rozario OBE with Prime Minister David Cameron

Hundreds of artistes from the Indian community are busy practicing their performances to greet Modi and Cameron at Wembley today.

55 singers, over 270 dancers, over 155 musicians and a choir of 180 children, all supported by hundreds of community volunteers will also grace the stage.

The biggest reception in the recent British history will commence at 2pm on Friday, 13th November 2015. 

Artistes performing on the iconic Wembley Stadium stage include a combination of community and professional acts, brought together in collaboration to celebrate the best of Britain and Indian under the theme ‘Two great nations, one glorious future’.

From classical and folk dance from across India and Europe, to pop music and a symphony orchestra, all performers on stage will proudly showcase their skill and art, as representatives from the British Indian diaspora in the United Kingdom.

Asian Lite FPOther main acts* set to perform to the 60-000 strong crowd on Friday include Sona Rele, a Mowtown Records artist who grew up only a stones throw away from Wembley Stadium. Her hit song ‘Strong’ from the blockbuster “Cinderella” soundtrack will be performed. Bollywood singer, Kanika Kapoor, who lives in London and was born in Lucknow will also be present, singing the UKWelcomesModi theme song – Hello-Namaste!

Programme Directors Keerti Mathur and Niravta Mathur said: “The show will take us from the ancient civilization of India that brought about deep and profound practices that influence our lives today, like yoga and meditation, through to a contemporary and vibrant India that is diverse, optimistic and highly collaborative.“

Representing different elements of the planned Wembley stage production, the performers gave the British Prime Minister an update of the community reception on Friday.

They said, “We are really proud to be inviting the Prime Minister to this reception celebrating the relationship between the UK and India, as well as the contribution of the Indian diaspora to the UK”.

Asian Lite Modi CulturalThe list of acts and performances on Friday include:
• Arunima Dance Academy

• Encee Arts

• Jayesh Patel

• Alan Sampson

• Alisha Chinai

• Ankh Dance

• Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

• Bhartiya Vrund Gaan group

• Choir of 180 Children from Avanti School, Swaminrayan School and Sai School

• Devika Dance Theatre

• DJ Raj

• Geetha Sridhar Dance Company

• Gujarat Hindu Assosiation

• Honey’s Dance Troupe

• Jay Sean

• Jyotsna Shrikanth

• Kanika Kapoor

• Maher Raas

• Marathi Mandal

• Marathi Mandal Drummers

• MC Zani

• Members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

• Members of The Royal Ballet

• Navin Kundra

• Patricia Rozario OBE

• Sanskriti UK

• Sapnay School of Dance

• Saraswati Academy of Indian Dance

• Seetal Patel

• Shammi Pithia

• Shiamak Dance Group

• Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Drummers

• Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa Pipe Band

• Sona Rele

• Usha Raghaven

• Vidya Patel

• VP Entertainment

• Yoga Performance Group

The Red Arrows celebrate the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a flypast over Parliament Square, London. They created the Tricolour with their fumes
The Red Arrows celebrate the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a flypast over Parliament Square, London. They created the Tricolour with their fumes

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