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INTERNATIONAL RADHARAMAN FOLK FESTIVAL
RadhaRaman Society in collaboration with Saudha is bringing the finest and colourful presentations of Bengali folk music and dance for global audiences.
The International RadhaRaman Folk Festival, an ecstasy of Bengali as well as global folk music and dance returning for 13th year this year in Moortown Methodist Church (Friday 25 August), Seven Arts (Saturday 26 August), Prestige Hall in Bradford (Sunday 27 August), Compton Road Library (Thursday 31 August) Roundhay Park (Thursday 31 August) St Agnes Church (Saturday 2 September), Bangladeshi Community Centre (Saturday 2 September) and Scammonden Centre for the whole night sessions.
“Maddening ecstasy of life exotic through hypnotic music and dance” – Yorkshire Evening Post
Moortown Methodist Church
19 Alderton Rise, Leeds,LS17 5LH
Friday 25 August at 7pm
The session at Moortown Methodist Church features haunting presentations of poetry, and music & dance from different cultural traditions, essentially the visceral Bengali folk, Baul and Vaishnav music, dazzling Dhamail dance.
Sledge Gate, Scammonden,HD3 3FT
25 & 26 August 2023 from 10:30pm to 3.30am each day.
The session at Scammonden Centre features all night networking sessions with poets, musicians, dancers and other creative people with informal sessions of poetry, music and dance in the deep forest at the top of mountain surrounded by beautiful lake, far from the crowd of urban life, basking by fire, barbecuing in poetry, music and fun-filled networking.
Seven Arts Centre
31A Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD
Saturday 26 August at 6pm
The session at Seven Arts features haunting presentations of Folk music from other global traditions, fusion of other global dance and music with Bengali colourful folk dance and essentially the visceral Bengali folk, Baul and Vaishnav music, dazzling Dhamail dance.
Prestige Hall Bradford
Ventnor Street Bradford BD3 9JP
Sunday 27 August at 12.30 noon
The largest session of the festival at Prestige Hall is bringing the best of RadhaRaman Datta's compositions by the best interpreters of Bengali folk music from all across the UK and aboard.
Compton Road Library
Thursday 31 August at 4.30pm
Harehills Lane, Harehills, LS9 7BG
The session at Compton Centre features haunting presentations of poetry, medieval music & dance from different cultural traditions.
St Aidan's Church
Elford Place, Leeds LS8 5QD
Friday 1 September at 1pm
The session at St Aidan's Church features haunting presentations of poetry, medieval music & dance from different cultural traditions.
St Agnes Church
21 Shakespeare Close, Leeds,LS9 7UQ
Saturday 2 September at 7pm
The session at St Agnes Church features haunting presentations of poetry, and music & dance from different cultural traditions, essentially the visceral Bengali folk, Baul and Vaishnav music, dazzling Dhamail dance.
Venue: From Aug 25, 2023 to Sep 2, 2023 in AROUND LEEDS AND BRADORD