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India's first ever participation at the 12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival and other events in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol on 17, 18 and 19 July, 2017

India’s first ever participation at the12th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival, will take place with performances in Nicosia, Larnacaand Limassol on 17, 18 and 19 July, 2017.

India’s participation in the events will showcase the best of Indian culture in Cyprus and is expected to further strengthen India-Cyprus relations in the field of culture.

Schedule of performances in Cyprus

Date and timePlacePartnerContact
17 July
1930 hrs

64, Ay. Omoloyites Ave. 1080 Nicosia

Artos Cultural and Research Foundation,22 445455
18 July
1930 hrs
Intercollege,  Auditorium, Intercollege  52 Ammochostou Avenue, Larnaca 6019
IntercollegeHigh Commission of India, Nicosia
22 351741
19th July
2030 hrs 
Open Air Rialto Theatre, Andrea Drousioti 19, Limassol 3040,
Rialto Theater25 343900

The High Commission of India, ​​in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, will participate for the first ever time at the 12thCyprus Rialto World Music Festival, Limassol with AbhisekLahiri, Sarod maestro and accompanying musiciansShri SoumenNandy on Tabla and Shri SayamPanja on Tanpura. They will be travelling to Cyprus from India to participate in the events in Cyprus.

Additionally, AbhisekLahiri, Sarod maestro will also give performances in Nicosia and Larnaka.

Sarod is a stringed instrument of India of lute family common to the Hindustani music tradition of northern India.

Maestro Lahiri, one of the youngest award winning Indian sarod artist. He has blended his baaj by the norms of the venerable raagdariwith the neoteric idiosyncrasy of chalan, taan, chords and by introducing unanticipated instantaneous notes and startling phrases. He was trained under his eminent father and guruPanditAlokLahiri. His approach of sarod playing belongs to the three major gharanasof Sarod. He started performing in public at an early age of 11 years.

In 1977, he gave his debut performance in Holland at the "World Kinder Festival" where he was named as a 'Wonder Kid'. It has followed extensive concerts through Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Sri Lanka, Japan, and Bangladesh apart from India.

He with his father PanditAlokLahiripossesses the distinction of performing as the first Indian at the European Parliament in France, Cannes World Music Festival and also in Canada Culture Days in Toronto.

His music albums "Sparkling Sarod" and "Mood of PuriyaKalyan" got nominated at GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in 2010 and in 2014 respectively.

The High Commission look forward to welcoming all music enthusiasts to the performances.

For details please visit External website that opens in a new window and contact organisers for attending the events.

20 June 2017

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