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Italian musical band, dance group enthrall city audience

A folk music and dance group from Milan in Italy enthralled the audience with their performance at World Folk Fusion, 2013, orgainsed at Kartar Singh Duggal Auditorium on Madan Mohan Malviya Road.

punjab Updated: Dec 20, 2013 22:07 IST
HT Correspondent

A folk music and dance group from Milan in Italy enthralled the audience with their performance at World Folk Fusion, 2013, orgainsed at Kartar Singh Duggal Auditorium on Madan Mohan Malviya Road.

The group, called 'Nomadic', comprises six members. Of this, four are part of the musical band with members Ciro Montana, Urso Agelo, Massi Miliango de Salvotore and Simona Gatto.

Other two members are Maya Monica Devi and Valentina Munuchi as dancers.

The performance started with soothing music. There was not just Italian music but also Sufi, Arabic and lot more.

Fusion music was presented with by dance on the same notes.

The dancers left the audience spellbound with their moves. They danced to live music and presented an amalgamation of Sufi, Flamenco and Arabic styles. Monica started with Flamenco followed by Valentina Munuchi's performance on Arabic and Sufi notes.

The coordination of the dancers with the live band was appreciated by one and all. The members said performing in other countries was an honour for them and it gave them greater exposure and experience.
"It makes us feel elated when we see audience getting engrossed in our performance," said Monica, the group leader.

Davinder Singh Chinna, director, Punjab Cultural Promotion Council, is the man behind bringing the Italian artists to Amritsar.

"This is the group's second tour to India but they came to Punjab for the first time.

They performed in different parts of Rajasthan few years before. They are quite excited to be in Punjab. They have already performed in Chandigarh. They will perform for their home embassy in New Delhi on December 21," Chinna said.

He has so far brought more than 30 cultural delegations from abroad to India. He was also given the state award on August 15 at a function by Chief Minister in Ludhiana.

Before the performance, the group paid obeisance at the Golden Temple. After their show, they were honoured with a picture of Golden Temple and traditional shawls by the organising management.