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?Badal Rag? to begin today

india Updated: Sep 08, 2006 14:53 IST

BHARAT BHAVAN will organise a three-day cultural fest devoted to various beautiful dimensions of the rainy season that have been incorporated into Indian dance and music recitals.

‘Badal Rag’ festival will see world-renowned personalities like violinist L Subramanyam, vocalist Arti Anklikar and classical singer duo Rajan-Sajan performing in the City.  Cultural Minister Laxmikant Sharma will inaugurate the fest, which begins on the September 8, at 7 pm. The fest will continue until September 10.

Noted violinist L Subramanyam will perform on the first day of ‘Badal Rag’. An exhibition depicting works of 11 popular female artists will also be inaugurated on this occasion. The second day’s session on September 9, will start at 11 am and scholar Dr Radhavallabh Tripathi will deliver a lecture interpreting the finer aspects of the showery season that is thematically highlighted in Indian art.

Later in the evening, musical presentations from singer duo Rajan- Sajan and Arti Tikekar will follow. On September 10, the festival will conclude with recitals of folk singer Urmila Shrivastava and dance exponent Rohini Bhate who are scheduled to present ‘Kajri-Jhoola’ and ‘Kathak’ respectively.

The three-day long programme is being conducted with the assistance of Jay Prakash Associates Ltd, a cement group that has vowed to lend a helping hand to get make this cultural function an annual feature.  Entry will be free.