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Ten days of Indian Cultural programmes during Uppsala festivalUppsala
September 8, 2012 - 00:00-September 18, 2012 - 00:00
The ”Incredible India” cultural festival is held in Uppsala for the second year in a row, 8–18 September 2012.
Last year it hosted 40 different events all over the city and attracted about 10 000 visitors. The 2012 festival is again organised by Kulturum with support from many public and private organisations. The programme includes art and photo exhibitions, concerts and dance performances, lectures, screening of Indian films, Indian cooking and much more.
During three days (13–15 September) a special Bollywood film theme will be hosted at several locations, among them Uppsala university and Fyrisbiografen. A mix of modern and classic films is promised, the oldest film is from 1913. In connection with the screenings, lectures and presentations will be given by two speakers – Ajit Rai, culture journalist, and Anuj Garg, film- and TV producer, both from Delhi.
Uppsala University is involved in organising a seminar entitled Hindi Diwas focusing on the Hindi language on Friday 14th September.
On Sunday 16 September, professional Kathak dancer Veronika Tjerned will give a performance, and Indian musicians will perform at Kulturoasen in Håga. Among the artists are Bamboo Flute player Shashank Subramanyam (photo) accompanied by percussionist Satish Kumar, Tabla player Debasish Mukherjee and the modern Indian fusion band ”Orient Squeezers”. Two of the band members, Håkan Almkvist (Sitar) and Debasish Mukherjee also give a Raga concert on the final day of the festival on Tuesday 18 September, a concert arranged by Hijazz.