The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present “The Spirit of India”. Staring Rahis Bharti, Artistic Director, it takes a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time.
Bharti, one of India’s greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India invite you on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai.
The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India is a vision of Rahis Bharti, who invites you into the world of music, dance, dynamic rhythm and spirituality that characterizes the incredible India we know today. From an early age he was captivated by both the rich traditions and modern interpretations of his country’s signature sound and vision.
Over his career Bharti has travelled the world performing and has made each prestigious festival, concert hall or theatre into a lavish and courtly stage of his own imagining. With 17 professional artists onstage, you will experience the soul of a veritable feast of Indian sounds, featuring a mix of Indian and Western instruments such as bass drums, side drums, trombone, tabla, dholak, harmonium, and clarinet, among many others.
Your feet will soon be tapping along without you even realizing it. The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India give an authentic taste of the richness and excitement of Indian music.
THE PROGRAM IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Tabla Solo – Amrat Hussain
- Ensemble of Khartal, Tabla, and Dholak
- Dhoom Taana – Full orchestra and four female dancers: Song from the  film Om Shanti Om
- Nimbooda – Traditional Rajasthani song
- Royal Rajasthani Ghoomar – Four female dancers: Courtly spinning dance of the Maharaja
- Dil Na Diya – Song from the  film Krrish
- Bhavai Dance – Acrobat and Fakir: Traditional Rajasthani display of dance and daredevilry including standing on swords, balancing pots and fire- breathing
- Khwaja Mere Khwaja: Song celebrating the deeds of the Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti from the 2008 film Jodhaa Akbar
- Chari Dance: Traditional Rajasthani dance performed while balancing brass pots on heads
- Begha Ghara Ayo Sajan: Traditional creation song from the Dhoad clan of Rajasthan
- Kalbeliya Dance – Four female dancers: Snake Charming Dance
When: Saturday, 28 November, 2015
Where: Flato Markham Theatre
Time: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $59 and you can purchase your tickets HERE.
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