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Songs and Dances of Northeast - a festival of music, dance, arts and ethnic delicacies

WHAT? Songs and Dances of Northeast WHEN? August 27, 2016, 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM WHERE? CIDCO Exhibition and Convention Hall, Vashi, Navi Mumbai ENTRY? Free After successful editions in Delhi, this August, ‘Songs & Dances of North East’ comes to Mumbai to showcase the best of North East India. With music, dance, arts and ethnic delicacies. This festival is set to offer the denizens of the city, a treasure trove of the North East way of life. Get enthralled by traditional dance performances such as Laiharabo, Cham, Tripuri, Bodo, and Garo etc., and sway to the music of contemporary artists like Lou Majaw, Guru Rewben, Omak Komut Collective, The Vinyl Records among others. To give you a peak into the rich folk traditions, there are celebrated artists like Dolly Das, Mangka, Sofiyum and many more. There will also be stalls displaying the best of Northeast handicrafts, textiles and food according to state and tribe. This one-day celebration at the CIDCO Exhibition and Convent

Headbang to Chaos, Minerva Conduct and Death By Fungi at ROOTS

WHAT? Roots WHEN? August 14, 2016, 8.00 PM onwards WHERE? antiSOCIAL, Khar West This August, some more slamming music is coming your way at ROOTS. The fourth edition will have raging performances by Chaos from Trivandrum who will bring some explosive thrash metal along with Mumbai’s very own experimental/progressive metal band ‘The Minerva Conduct’ and hardcore punk band ‘Death by Fungi’. ROOTS is the revival of the specially curated gigs that have been bringing to the suburbs and bylanes of Mumbai for years. Every month BAJAAO Entertainment and antiSOCIAL will conjure the forces of Music and put together a line-up, showcasing some of the finest acts in the independent music scene. Edited by- Debjani Hazarika

The second annual Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder

Rich with words and ideas, JLF@Boulder invites participants to join together in examining the depth and breadth of the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of more than 80 distinguished contemporary authors and speakers from around the world. In these critical times, the penetrating, intercultural dialogue exchanged at this festival of ideas speaks deeply to individuals and gives rise to the joy of community. “The festival provides a platform for creative collision of remarkable literary minds,” says Jules Levinson, Festival Advisor, for JLF at Boulder. “The audience is invited to listen in on intriguing conversations sparked when some of the world’s leading authors, from storytellers to scientists, discuss today’s most relevant global topics. You’ll come away with a feeling that suddenly the world is very different than you thought it was.” Specific themes at JLF at Boulder 2016 will include immigration, politics, and conflict; environmental concerns such a

MaatiBaani to perform at Blue Frog

WHAT? MaatiBaani's performance at Blue Frog WHEN? 5th August, 2016, 8:30 pm onward WHERE? Blue Frog, Zeba Centre, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg. Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400013 MaatiBaani, a World Music band combining elements of Hindustani Classical with various styles of Folk music and New-Age sounds is all set to perform at the Blue Frog, an initiative by Blue Frog to bring you unique quality music along with various sets of artists in eclectic mix of Funk, Indian Classical, Folk, and Electro. The MaatiBaani duo Nirali and Kartik to connect with the audience on their latest venture The Music Yantra- a one-of-its-kind, global music collaboration series created on-one-platform Internet Technology. The music album is a culmination of 50 Indian and International artists from 20 countries across the world coming together to create musical symphony. The band to feature with their much loved collaborates to perform live on their latest tracks fro

Confluence - the Festival of India in Australia

Confluence launches a new website which will engage audiences nationwide and host highlights and detailed information on this celebration of Indian art and culture. Announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Australia in November 2014, the festival takes place over ten weeks through August – November this year, showcasing rich and diverse dance, music, theatre and visual arts from India. It also includes conferences and workshops that share insights into traditional and contemporary Indian culture and its confluence with Australia’s curious and congenial populace. The six-city festival is the most significant exhibition of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia, involving world-class performers well beyond Bollywood alone. From the classical to the contemporary, Confluence is a showcase of the stunning and vibrant variety of India’s artistic cultures and traditions. A key component of the festival is collaboration with Australian artists, su