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Women in Arts

Join us as we celebrate a season of 'Women in Arts' , featuring some of the worlds finest musicians and dancers! Read More
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First concert of the year!

We start 2016 with a beautiful Carnatic music concert with sounds of the violin, mridangam and khanjira. Read More
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The Great Indian Heritage

The UK's Youth Orchestra for Indian Music, Samyo, return to London for their annual showcase performance.  This year, they present a concert exploring India's rich and multi-facted heritage and cultural influence through music, dance, literature, poetry and more!     Read More
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Sounds of the Sarod

Our new concert season continues in February with a beautiful Sarod concert featuring Sudeshna Bhattacharya, playing in Liverpool for the first time! Read More
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Hindustani Vocal Concert

We're treated to the vocal prowess of Hindustani singer Sawani Mudgal in March who plays along with Kousic Sen on Tabla and Rekesh Chauhan on Harmonium. 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.

      Visit Arts School
    • 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

Tarang Rediscovered: The beginning

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Instruments India Composition Participants Announced

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Milapfest-Liverpool Hope University partnership announces the artists who have been selected for the Instruments India Composition Commission.

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Musical Meeting

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Pt. Ranajit Sengupta & Shirin Sengupta on their musical journey, inspirations and their UK tour.

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Milapfest National Indian Arts Awards 2015

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Worldwide response to Instruments India Composition Commission

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A new Composition commission project launched this Summer by Liverpool Hope University and Milapfest has received a total of 55 applications from all over the world.

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National Arts Awards Programme

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Milapfest has created a new National Arts Award Programme which recognises the work of British Arts Professionals dedicated to Indian Arts

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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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