As part of Flint Institute of Music’s Music Around Town Series of events, the Festival of India will take place this upcoming Saturday, November 23 from 4-8:30pm. The festival is a celebration of Indian culture and is presented in collaboration with Nrityanjali dance who will be performing Colors of India. Nrityanjali dance was founded by Ashoka Rao and is committed to performing, preserving and propagating Indian performing arts through dance, music and theatre. Nrityanjali specializes in the Indian dance forms: Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Folk.
In addition to great dance, the festival also offers authentic Indian food, gifts & crafts, Henna artists and an amazing music performance by the great Shankar Jaikishan. Presented by Lakshmi Tummala, the musical performance will be made in honor of the platinum anniversary of the Indian duo. From 1949-71, Shankar Jaikishan were extremely popular and successful composers in the Hindi film industry. They are considered to be the best composers of the industry of all time, winning best music director nine times during their career.
Don’t miss this beautiful celebration of Indian culture at the Flint Institute of Music this Saturday!
The dance performance will begin at 5pm with food and festivities to follow. The music performance begins at 7pm. Proceeds from the festival go to benefit the Flint School of Performing Arts tuition assistance program