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King's Lynn Masonic Centre hosts classical Indian music and dance event attended by mayor





An event celebrating Indian music and dance took place at the Masonic Centre in Lynn.

Sur Sarang Arts arranged the charitable evening which raised £315 in funds for The Hope Foundation.

The cultural show Raag Rang celebrated colours of spring and was attended by West Norfolk Mayor Lesley Bambridge, who said the show was “vibrant, multicultural and enjoyable”.

Lesley Bambridge, mayor of West Norfolk said: "It was so good"
Lesley Bambridge, mayor of West Norfolk said: "It was so good"

Lesley said: “It was a wonderful fusion of East meets West.

“We were treated to some wonderful solo violin which included Scottish folk, Wild West with Lark Ascending and Fiddler on the Roof, then the beautiful soprano accompanied by Indian instruments.

“The fusion was all musicians playing.

Lin Hetherington performed at the charitable evening
Lin Hetherington performed at the charitable evening

“It was so good. The dancer was so elegant and expressive.”

The evening showcased the beauty and presence of Indian classical Raags in the different forms of music around the world.

Dr. Prabir Mitra and his wife Sanjukta Mitra presented the event to inaugurate their newly formed cultural platform, Sur Sarang Arts.

The Sur Sarang Arts charity event took place at the Masonic Centre in Lynn
The Sur Sarang Arts charity event took place at the Masonic Centre in Lynn

Dr Mitra said: “A team of talented musicians from Cambridge, London and Lynn swept the attention of the audience.

“Lin Hetherington, the former deputy head of Cambridgeshire Music, mesmerised the audience with her skills in folk and classical violin.

“Sanjukta, an Indian classical vocalist, presented the melodic beauty of Raags, through her versatile singing.

The audience was mesmerised by the music and dance
The audience was mesmerised by the music and dance

“A very talented young dancer, Tonya Sheenon, presented Kathak, a North Indian classical form of dance, accompanied on Tabla by Janan Sathiendran.

“Amritpal Singh Rasiya captured the complete attention of the audiences, making them clap and count the beats, while presenting his skills on Tabla, an Indian percussion.

“Accompanying all along on harmonium was Sunil Jadhav, who is an accomplished musician from London.

The evening showcased the beauty and presence of Indian classical Raags
The evening showcased the beauty and presence of Indian classical Raags

“The confluence of Indian classical music with Bollywood and western folk was demonstrated by Sanjukta and Lin. “

The event raised money for The Hope Foundation UK, a charity that provides care, education and support to the street children in Kolkata, India.

The programme was well attended and Sanjukta, who is the creative director, said: “We are very happy to present a cultural confluence through music and to spread the beauty of Indian classical music to a wider range of audiences.”

Dr. Prabir Mitra and his wife Sanjukta Mitra presented the event
Dr. Prabir Mitra and his wife Sanjukta Mitra presented the event
Funds were raised to help street children in India
Funds were raised to help street children in India
The evening was well attended
The evening was well attended
Lin Hetherington is the former deputy head of Cambridgeshire Music
Lin Hetherington is the former deputy head of Cambridgeshire Music
Sur Sarang Arts is a newly formed cultural platform
Sur Sarang Arts is a newly formed cultural platform
Different forms of music around the world were celebrated
Different forms of music around the world were celebrated
Indian Classical music, Bollywood and Western folk music was combined
Indian Classical music, Bollywood and Western folk music was combined
The audiences clapped and counted the beats of the Tabla, a type of Indian drum
The audiences clapped and counted the beats of the Tabla, a type of Indian drum
"It was a wonderful fusion of East meets West"
"It was a wonderful fusion of East meets West"
The event was in aid of raising funds for The Hope Foundation, a children's charity
The event was in aid of raising funds for The Hope Foundation, a children's charity
Musicians played a fusion of eastern and western music
Musicians played a fusion of eastern and western music
The cultural show Raag Rang celebrated colours of spring
The cultural show Raag Rang celebrated colours of spring
Sur Sarang Arts presented a charity music and dance event to raise funds for The Hope Foundation
Sur Sarang Arts presented a charity music and dance event to raise funds for The Hope Foundation
Lesley Bambridge, mayor of West Norfolk attended the event
Lesley Bambridge, mayor of West Norfolk attended the event

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