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World Poetry and Indian Classical Music Festival 2013, Leeds
A two-day-long festival of World Poetry and Indian Classical Music featured brief talks on the crises in connectivity of Indian Classical Music, contemporary poetry sessions by Bengali, Persian, Urdu, Hindi (with translation) and English contemporary poets as well as Saudha's world-class concerts which were designed to deconstruct and deluge the mood and meaning of classical music both vocal and solo-instrumental through seamless amalgamation with traditional world poetry. A UK based classical singer Chandra Chakraborty (Vocal), Shahbaz Hussain (Tabla), Kamalbir Nandra (Violin), Sumana Basu (Ghazal), Dipanjan Guha (Sitar), actor and impassioned reciters Erik Schelander and Leesa Gazi performed in Saudha’s world-class concerts and many poets from multi-racial background including Poet Amina Weston, Poet Rob Smith, poet T M Ahmed Kaysher (Bengali with English translation), Contemporary Bengali poet Delower Hussain Monzu, poet Scott Farquharson (www.scottfarquharson.co.uk) and award winning poet Siobhan MacMahon (www.siobhanmacmahon.co.uk) recited their poems in solo poetry session.
This event was rated as one of the top ten events in Yorkshire by some event review websites and newspapers (http://www.asianecho.co.uk/?p=4661). Yorkshire Evening Post, BBC Leeds covered this festival as the major event of the city.
Venue: From Sep 14, 2013 to Sep 15, 2013 in Leeds