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Monthly E-motions- Festival of light continues in November

Weeks after Diwali - the great festival of lights- has been celebrated by Indians the world over, Indians in Paris are in no mood to hang their festival boots. The festivities continue with Diwali celebrations in India House where the local Indians and Indophiles will reunite to celebrate the spirit.


Diwali 2011



The programme will consist of vocal and instrumental music and dance. Modest fireworks and refreshments will follow. All are cordially invited. Vigneux-sur-Seine will play host to its Diwali 2011- The Festival of Lights 4rd Edition with dinner-Show. The show will present artists Sharmila Sharma (kathak), Anusha Cherer (Bharatnatyam), Waris Punjab de (Bhangara), Puneet Singh (Bollywood) and Muskan Deshi Style (Bollywood). Don't forget to dress Indian style !


After Onam, Keralites are getting together for Malayalee Sangamam organized by Kerala Cultural Association. Highlights of the Program will be Comedy skits, Dances (Classical and Bollywood) , Songs ( Classical and Film) and many more attractions. Program will be followed by Indian dinner.


Taking the viewers closer to the heart of Kerala and its manifest culture with the dance-theatre Kathakali, Cédric Martinelli and Julien Touati will be Screening their film 'The Table with the Dogs at the Festival Jean Rouch . “The table with the dogs” is a remarkable documentary that allows us to be the witness of one of the last places where this form of theatre is taught in its purest tradition. Instead of solely didactic description of what Kathakali is, the film is leading the viewers on a sensorial and atypical journey, that can also be perceived as a hypnotic experience at times.


Baul singing


On cultural front, Bengal is represented by Baul singers and musicians Paban Das and Mimul Sen who will perform Baul singing from Bengal at Centre Mandapa. The center will also host Bharatnatyam Recitals by various artists including Sabine Pandaredattil, Mallika Thalak, disciple of Malavika and V.S.M. Selvam and choreography Sringaram by Laxmi Myriam Quinio with collaboration of P. Subramanyam, S. Capekar, A.Choquart and D. Delorme.


Shahid Parvez is one of the greatest contemporary sitar players and is none other than Vilayat Khan's nephew. He will be accompanied by Anuradha Pal, a tabla player of the very first order, a disciple of Alla Rakha and of his son Zakir Hussain for Sitar recital at theatre de la ville. Another sitar recital closer to French territory is a traditional North Indian music concert with Hollving Argaez on Sitar accompanied by Mossim Kawa on Tabla.


Hollving A


Mr. Alexander James Paterson will discuss the emergence of abstract intelligence, language and art that define our genus Homo in Conference 'Evolution and Language' .


Contemporary music by young and upcoming artists such as Mumzy stranger, Junai Kadan, Desi Boome, Tasha Tah, Char Avell can be seen in Concert : Europe Freshers Tours 2011. Presented by Kami  productions and Indian paradiz, the concert will also feature artists MC Pakis and Bigouss, J S Baidwa & S B Singh and DJ Midou.


Here's to a festive November to kick-off the Christmas and year-end festivities. Hurray !