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Elsa Rovayo, a trained dancer and singer, brings her show 'La Shica' or 'Supercop' to Delhi this week.

art and culture Updated: Jan 24, 2012 18:26 IST

Attend: Flamenco fusion
Elsa Rovayo, a trained dancer and singer, brings her show 'La Shica' or 'Supercop' to Delhi this week. Elsa is a modern Spanish folk singer, who is both a storyteller as well as the protagonist of her tales. She effortlessly combines flamenco dance with poetic copla music to create an innovative sound that exhibits creativity and passion. There are also elements of rock, rap and funk. Accompanied by Spanish guitar, drums and bass, the show promises to be a 'sensory delight'.

October 31, 7.30pm, Delhi International Arts Festival, Purana Qila, call 47340497

November 1, 7 pm, Auditorium, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi, call 3681900 for further details

Art for a noble cause
The festive spirit seems to be still around. Donate your gift money and get a masterpiece in return. For the benefit of the art community, 40 contemporary artists such as Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Manu Parekh, and others have donated their works to help younger artists. The money will be used for a revamp of the Khoj Studios that has supported new media and experimental art practice for more than a decade. Nov 6, Nature Morte Gallery, 41740215

Abstracting reality
For a painter from Jammu, Sat Paul Deol's world of reality would be understandably different. Those realities form a person's world view. While painting,
detachment from one's personal experience becomes hard to achieve. Deol's work seeks to do away with those references in the tangible world to gain an independent reality. Oct 29-Nov 2, Lalit Kala Akademi, 23387241/42

At the same venue, watch out for artist Vipul Kumar who's work deals with contemporary issues like global warming, pollution, capitalism etc. Kumar has got a fellowship from the ministry of culture this year and his current work depict man's changing relationship with nature. Till Nov 2.

Watch: The sound of Cuba
In collaboration with the Cuban embassy, Instituto Cervantes is hosting the Cuban Cinema festival. This week's film, Yo Soy Del Son A La Salsa, traces the Cuban musicians' migration from Eastern Cuba to their final destination - New York. Watch out for rare footage of legendary Salsa musicians and the iconic bands that emerged in Cuba after the revolution. Oct 30, Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi, 43681900

Listen: Prayer and poetry
In an attempt to blend voices from different faiths, vocalist Sonam Kalra - who's trained in Hindustani and Jazz - uses the Sufi poetry of Kabir, Khusrau and Rumi. The performance offers music, prayer and poetry. A sound that combines traditional Western gospel and Indian classical blend, the act claims to transcend the barriers of religion and language. Oct 29, Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House, call 43503351 for details