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UWI hosts Gundecha Brothers

For Release Upon Receipt - May 20, 2010

St. Augustine

In commemoration of Indian Arrival Day 2010, The University of the West Indies (UWI) Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA) is preparing to host India’s leading exponents of the Dhrupad style of music.

Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha, known in the music world as The Gundecha Brothers, will perform on Friday 28th May from 5:30 p.m. at the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), hosted by UWI DCFA, as well as the High Commission of India Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Co-operation, in collaboration with the National Council of Indian Culture, Lakshimi Narayan Temple and Nrityanjali Theatre. Admission is free and open to all.

The Dhrupad tradition is a major heritage of Indian culture. Dhrupad, which is the most ancient style of Hindustani classical music, has survived today in its original form. But the art form is dying, and this event will be a rare opportunity to experience firsthand this precious legacy of Indian culture.

To find out more, please contact Mr. MM Sharma, Director & First Secretary of Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Cultural Co-operation, at (868) 793-8787.


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