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Music for the Mind & Soul: Prabhat Rao

In the first of our special Jugalbandhi series, Prabhat Rao, of the Patiala Gharana, is taking to the stage alongside an ensemble of talented musicians. Read More
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Dance India 2017

We are pleased to announce that our unique week-long residential, DANCE INDIA, will be returning for 2017. Read More
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Vishwa Kala Ratna Award Announced

Congratulations to Dr Anita Ratnam, Founder Director of The Narthiki Programme. Read More
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Music for the Mind & Soul: Just Jugalbandhi Season

Milapfest's Music for the Mind & Soul concert series with a special Spring season dedicated to Jugalbandhis - a series of vibrant and unique performances featuring duets from two solo musicians.
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Tarang Mailing List

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and receive exclusive discounts, content and updates from Tarang. Read More

Who we are

Milapfest’s mission is to ‘Unite Hearts through Arts’ by producing memorable and inspirational experiences in Indian Arts for everyone through a dynamic programme of performances, education and artist development opportunities.

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Milapfest Performances

Milapfest produces world-class performances throughout the year.  Look out for exciting events in your area.

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Our Work

    • Tarang is the UK’s National Ensemble for Indian Music. Featuring brilliant young musicians, the ensembles innovative music making serves as both a fascinating experience for the audience and an intensive artists’ development programme.

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    • Samyo is the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music. A unique orchestra, playing especially composed music and combining elements of Indian classical, western and world music, Samyo is leading the way for the next generation musicians in the UK.

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    • A weekly programme of high quality instruction offered in Indian classical music and dance in Liverpool.

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    • An internationally renowned intensive training programme in Indian classical dance.  As a unique dance movement, the school supports the learning, development and performance of Indian dance across the globe.

      Visit Dance India
    • One of Europe’s largest festivals of Indian classical arts featuring exciting performances and collaborations from internationally renowned artists for an entire week each summer.

      Visit Indika
    • The Milapfest Institute for Indian arts, based at Liverpool Hope University, brings together the worlds of performance, education, artist development and research and features a library archive of rare live music and dance recordings.

      Visit Sannidhi
    • An intensive training programme led by some of India’s most distinguished musicians, held during the summer for the musicians of Samyo and Tarang.

      Visit Music India

Milapfest Blog

Prayag Sangeet Samity Exam Results

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Congratulations to our Arts School pre-grade students.

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Instruments INDIA Commission Project Showcase, Fri 20th Jan

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International guest composers from the Instruments INDIA commission will premiere their new media creations resulting from their work with the Instruments INDIA sound archive.

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Arts School Annual Day 2017 Date Announced

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Arts Schools Annual Day will be taking place on Saturday 15th July 2017.

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Vishwa Kala Ratna Award Announced

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Congratulations to Dr Anita Ratnam and the Narthaki Programme on receiving the first International Art Award.

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Dance India Returns for 2017

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We are pleased to announce that our unique week-long residential, DANCE INDIA, will be returning for 2017.

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Chalte-Chalte, December 2016

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Here is a photo review of our wonderful Bollywood extravaganza, Chalte-Chalte.

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Instruments India is Milapfest’s latest initiative to bring audiences closer to the music and instruments of Indian classical music. This new web resource will guide you through the sounds, music and history of each instrument seen on stage at Milapfest concerts across the UK and beyond.

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  • viloin
  • 22.veena_
  • 20.uddukai1
  • 21.thavil2
  • 28.tarshennai-01
  • ghungroo
  • 18.tabla_
  • 17.swarmandel
  • 29.shursingar-01
  • 16.sitar_
  • 1.sangu_11
  • 12.sarod_
  • 13.sarangi1
  • 11.santoor
  • 14.shenai2
  • 27.mridangam1
  • 8.Morsing
  • 9.kanjira
  • 7.harmonium
  • 5.ghatam1
  • 4.e-tampura11
  • 3.dilruba2
  • 2.bansuri
  • 26.konnakol
  • 34.vocal_male2
  • 6.ghungroo1
  • 25.vocal_female2

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The Music for the Mind & Soul series returns for 2017 with a unique performance by Prabhat Rao.

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