A fantastic range of artists will appear at the KMT this year with highlights including double National Award winning actress, Bharatanatyam teacher, dancer-turned-choreographer, thinker and multi-dimensional Indian film actress Shobana from Chennai.
As if this wasn’t impressive enough, this year‘s festival will also be graced by performances from Carnatic Singer Unnikrishnan, as well as one of India’s most sought after bamboo flautists, Pravin Godkhindi.
US vocalists Manasa Suresh and Sruti Sarathy will perform a Carnatic duet alongside the sounds of contemporary British Asian band Swaraa.
You will also have the opportunity to see Filter Coffee, an Indian Ethnotronic Collaborative Project, featuring Swarupa Ananth female tabla player/percussionist & flautist Shriram Sampat from India.
The Artistic Director, Jyotsna Srikanth said:
“I want to build on the success of last year’s LIAF where we had an audience reach of 7000 people attend our Festival and I am delighted to be working with two fantastic venues namely the Rich Mix and Kenneth More Theatre this year. 2013 sees us working with award-winning artists and musical legends as well as emerging artists showcasing their work. This year’s Festival promises to be a magical journey and a wonderful insight for Londoners into the delights the international arts scene has to offer.”
This eclectic festival will continue to provide exciting and affordable entertainment for all ages and musical tastes, plus a variety of food, shopping and children’s activities. For further information on the LIAF Programme, Artist details and how to buy tickets please log onto http://www.liaf.co.uk/london-international-arts-festival-liaf/ or visit our LIAF blog post.
Here’s the KMT line-up for you:
Saturday, 2nd November 2013, Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford.
2.15pm -2.30pm Dhruv Choir, Indian Music choir presenting ‘Chants for Children’
2.40 – 3.30pm ‘Raga Strings’ a collaboration between Dhruv Arts featuring Dhruv Youth Ensemble & Redbridge Music Service featuring their String Orchestra
Conductors: Jyotsna Srikanth & Bradley Winand
3.30 – 3.45 pm Ilford County High School Chamber Singers and Denys Ilyushenko, piano.
3.45– 4.15pm Swara, South Asian Orchestra, London
5.00 – 7.00 pm Pravin Godkhindi, Hindustani Bansuri, India
7.45 – 10.15 pm Shobana(cine actress), Bharatha natyam dance, India
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013, Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford
10.30 am – 12 noon Overview of South Indian Dance, Shobana, India
12.00 – 1.30 pm Indian Drumming, RR Prathap, UK £8 per participant
2.00 – 2.45 pm Project 12, Indian contemporary music, UK
3.00 – 3.45 pm Filter Coffee, Swarupa Ananth female tabla player/percussionist & flautist Shriram Sampath, Indian Ethnotronic Collaborative Project, India
4.00 – 4.45 pm Temple to Theatre, a south Indian dance presentation by Anusha Sajeev, UK
5.30 – 6.30 pm Manasa Suresh & Sruti Sarathy, Amazing Young Carnatic talent, USA
7.00 – 10.00 pm Unnikrishnan, Carnatic Vocal, India
Post Author: Emily Polling