With the support of key governing bodies (Region Reunion, Commune of Saint Paul and the Territory of the West Coast), Kala Bhaaskara, a classical Indian dance and music institute, is pleased to announce the launch of Reunion Island’s very first Indian Arts Festival. Starting today, between October 21st to 23rd, this inaugural Indian Arts Festival will showcase world-renowned artists from South Africa, India, Italy and the United States of America, based on a highly eclectic programme.
Notably from South Africa, we’re honoured to have Deena Naidoo, winner of Master Chef South Africa in 2012, who will be the official chef over the 3-day festival period. Other notable natives of South Africa include the brilliant dancer and choreographer, Verushka Pather; as well as talented singer, Karthiegasen Pillay.
In terms of the international line-up of performances; from India, will see Bombay Jayashree, an Oscar nominee in 2013 for the movie soundtrack of “Life of Pi“; as well as American musician, Shankar Tucker, a YouTube sensation that has garnered over 15 million views in two years on his “ShrutiBox” online channel.
Other prominent artists include the national award winning carnatic vocalist, P. Unnikrishnan; noted Indian flautist, Ronu Majumdar; as well as the legendary dancing couple of India, V.P Dhananjayan & Shanta Dhananjayan. Several artists from Reunion will also be participating and collaborating with various international groups in this Festival.