The Great British Baraat – LightNight 2019

17 May 2019 | 5:30pm

Liverpool City Centre

The Great British Baraat

Part LightNight 2019

Friday 17th May, from 5:30pm

Church Street, Liverpool City Centre



Milapfest and Movema join forces for a joyous celebration of the ritual of Indian marriage, the Baarat. The exuberant outdoor wedding ritual culminates in a Milni, the meeting of two families. In a unique street dance take on this exuberant rite Movema, Bombay Baja Brass Band and local dancers meet and combine what they do best. Join this unique coming together for an exciting fusion of East and West!

An assembly for the city’s multi-faith communities, this event is a raucous, intensely-hued dance party along Church Alley and Church Street, accompanied by Bhangra, jazz and classical music from the Bombay Baja Brass Band – whose musicians are armed with trumpets, trombones, saxophones and dhol drums.

Performances last 20 min – 17:30, 18:30 & 19:30


Do you want to get involved?

There are two ways you can be a part of this special LightNight 2019 performance commission, either attend a free workshop 2-3.30pm 5th May to learn one of the choreographies (more info here).

Or sign up to Movema’s World Fusion Classes to learn the whole show over 8 weeks. Starts 27th March, affordable costs apply. Open to all from all ages and dance abilities (more info here).

For further info available here.

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