The Diwali Series

Full Listings: Monday 1st November, 2021 - 18:00 UK (GMT) / 23:30 (IST) Shirin Sengupta Nath Hindustani Vocals | Music for the Mind & Soul Click here to watch - - Tuesday 2nd November, 2021 - 18:00 UK (GMT) / 23:30 (IST) Dance with Divas Workshop with Sheetal Maru | Health and Safety policy here Click here to watch - - Wednesday 3rd November, 2021 - 18:00 UK (GMT)  / 23:30 (IST) Snehasish Mozumdar Mandolin & Tabla | Music for the Mind & Soul Click here to watch - - Thursday 4th November, 2021 - 18:00 UK (GMT) / 23:30 (IST) Janaki Nair | Kathakali Click here to watch - - Friday 5th November, 2021 - 18:00 UK (GMT) / 23:30 (IST) Rithvik Raja & Shweta Prachande | Carnatic Vocals & Bharatanatyam Click here to watch - - Milap - the UK's leading Indian Arts and Culture company present 'The Diwali Series' - a new week-long programme of music and dance performances to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.  Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, usually lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. One of the most popular festivals of India, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". The ever-popular Music for the Mind & Soul series will return to the fore, with two concerts taking place across the week. The first of the concerts, and kicking off the week's celebrations on 1st November, will be Smt. Shirin Sengupta Nath. An internationally acclaimed Hindustani Classical Vocalist from Kolkata, Shirin Sengupta Nath has performed in major music festivals and venues in more than 25 countries around the globe. Designed especially for the festival, the performance was recorded at the On Air Studio in Kolkata and will feature accompanying artists Gourab Chatterjee (Harmonium), Sandip Ghosh (Tabla), Soumyajyoti Ghosh (Flute), Poulami Dasgupta (Vocal support & Swaramandal) and Dipita Bhattacharya (Vocal support and Percussion). On 3rd November, Snehasish Mozumdar will explore the rich mellow sound of the mandolin, a rare instrument in Hindustani music. Traditionally used in Carnatic music, Snehasish has blended the mandolin seamlessly into the Hindustani style. Following this concert, a video performance on 4th November from Kathakali artist Dr Janaki Nair will tell the story of Poothanamoksham - the tale of a demoness, her evil motives, motherly love, angst, and eventual surrender to the supreme being. Poothana is often misunderstood as an 'evil hag', but this performance portrays her as a rounded character reflecting various shades of womanhood. Disguised as a beautiful woman, Poothana reaches Ambadi to execute King Kamsa's order to slay all newborn babies, including Lord Krishna. But when she finds the charming Krishna, she is overwhelmed by motherly love. Caught in a deadly trap, she must make the tough decision between saving the child or saving herself. During this Diwali - the celebration of inner light outshining the darkness - the story of Poothana and her salvation will highlight the importance of winning our daily internal conflicts between dharma and adharma. The final concert in the programme will see Carnatic vocalist Rithvik Raja partner with award-winning Bharatanatyam dancer Shweta Prachande, for a 'conversation through dance and music'. Rooted in the South Indian Classical Music tradition (Canatic), Raja is one of the most celebrated and respected artistes of his era. His collaboration with National Balashree recipient Prachande will no doubt be a highlight of the programme. For those wanting to get their glad rags on to celebrate in style, Milap's artist in residence Sheetal Maru will host an online 'Dance with Divas' special on 2nd November. Available to dancers of all levels and abilities, the dance lesson will be based around special candles known as 'Divas' or 'Diyas'. The session will include a fun workout and an introduction to authentic Indian Dance styles, whilst also working towards improving your wellbeing and sense of community. Milap's programme of events to celebrate Diwali will take place from 1st - 5th November across various streaming platforms including Milap's YouTube page. Keep an eye on Milap's social platforms over the coming days for further premiere announcements. "Diwali is the perfect time to gather with near and dear ones and immerse yourself in the richness of India's culture. That's why we've curated a five day virtual festival experience featuring a beautiful variety of artistic works which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.  From the soothing sounds of Mandolin and Tabla to a fun dance workshop for the entire family, there's something for everyone to love.  So, curl up with a hot cup of chai ( and a samosa or two ) and transport yourself to India, while music and dance fills your homes with light, love and goodness - the essence of Diwali." - Archana Shastri, Director at Milap. You can access all the online events taking place from 1st to 5th November 2021 by heading to https://www.youtube.com/milap. ← Older posts

The Diwali Series

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‘The Diwali Series’ – a new week-long programme of music and dance performances to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

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Music for the Mind & Soul: July 2021

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Milap will welcome groundbreaking tabla player, Rimpa Siva for their iconic concert series, Music for the Mind and Soul, later this month.

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Instruments INDIA Sample Pack – Young Creators Competition

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Instruments INDIA Sample Pack – Young Creator’s Competition We have prepared a selection of samples from our Instruments INDIA sample pack, making them freely available for you to download and create new non-commercial tracks to submit to our competition. This …

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Music for the Mind & Soul returns – January 30th

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Despite the new national lockdown restrictions, our Music for the Mind & Soul concert series is continuing to thrive in its new digital format, with a further 3 concerts lined up in as many months.

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VOTE FOR MILAP!

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Milpa have been nominated for two awards at this Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards – the People’s Choice and the Impact Award for International Reach.

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12 Days of Milap

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A series of daily surprises – fresh content and exciting performances, showcasing the best of Indian music and dance. Each day a new door will be unlocked on Milap’s virtual Advent Calendar – opening to reveal a new surprise.

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12 Days of Milap

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’12 DAYS OF MILAP’ is a series of daily surprises – fresh content and exciting performances, showcasing the best of Indian music and dance.  

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Celebrating Diwali with a packed digital programme this November

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We’re preparing to celebrate Diwali here at Milap with a week-long programme of music and dance that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home!

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LIVE STREAMING & VIDEO

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The Thillana

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On 17 September 2020, Lalgudi G Jayaraman would have been 90 years old. To mark this occasion, Milap, in association with the Lalgudi Trust, has assembled an extraordinary ensemble of Indian virtuosos to record a unique version of one of his masterpieces: The Thillana.

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Happy Diwali everyone! From me & my team at @milapfesthttps://t.co/LyeFcrJOCi
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RT @milapfest: Indika is over for another year! Thank you to all of the amazing artists who performed, all the teams that helped us make ea…
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