Indian folklore show held in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — A folklore show — ‘Feel India... a journey through the soul of India’ — was organised by the Indian Embassy at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

By Ahmed Nour

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Published: Sun 11 Feb 2007, 9:37 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:29 AM

More than 100 artists presented different Indian dances and traditional wedding ceremonies as practised in various parts of country.

The Indian Social and Cultural Centre and the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage participated in preparing the show. Indian Ambassador Chandra Mohandas Bhabdari was the chief guest.

A music concert using the Indian traditional music instruments, was held as part of the show programme. About 152 artistes performed Indian dances.

Traditional wedding ceremonies from various Indian states, including wedding traditions in Kerala and Kashmir, were also presented.

KV Prakash, the director of the show, said the event was aimed at making the audience feel India and bring it closer to them.

He expressed his gratitude to every one for giving support and make it possible.

The Indian ambassador praised the show saying it would strengthen bonds between Arab and Indian cultures.

“We are will set up an Arab-Indo Cultural Foundation very soon to attain that end,” the ambassador reiterated.

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