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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 2 #DIAP16

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Alok Nayak

The day started with a buzz as participants entered their respective classes with enthusiasm and trepidation. For many, it involved months of planning …

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SAMYO’s Annual Showcase, Saturday 12th March 2016

Posted on March 15, 2016 by Alok Nayak

Last weekend, some of the country’s top young musicians came together to present a musical showcase that told stories of life, culture and heritage in the Indian Subcontinent. Samyo’s ‘The Great Indian Heritage’, at Beck Theatre, was the latest showcase by the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music.

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The Great Indian Heritage

Posted on March 12, 2016 by Alok Nayak

The indian subcontinent evokes memories and images of distinctive sights and sounds, deep & varying emotions, and of course of a rich cultural heritage. What does it mean and how do we find and celebrate it?

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Instruments India Composition Participants Announced

Posted on October 1, 2015 by Alok Nayak

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

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Worldwide response to Instruments India Composition Commission

Posted on September 8, 2015 by Alok Nayak

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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Instruments India Composition Commissioning Project

Posted on August 26, 2015 by Alok Nayak

The Liverpool Hope University and Milapfest partnership is looking for proposals from composers to use their extensive Instruments INDIA sound archive for the creation of new music.

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Samyo Backstage Pass

Posted on January 28, 2015 by Alok Nayak

Samyo’s Artistic Director, Alok Nayak, takes us behind the scenes to give us the inside scoop on how the orchestra comes together to create their music and prepare for a concert.

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Khoj

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Alok Nayak

Roopa Panesar sitar Kousic Sen tabla Roopa Panesar is one of the finest sitar players to have emerged from the UK. A disciple of renowned tutor and performer, Dharambir Singh, Roopa has created a unique musical identity for herself, drawing upon eastern …

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Yuva Ratna Award Showcase

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Alok Nayak

Launched in 2013, the Yuva Ratna Awards were created to recognize the most talented young artists performing Indian music and dance in the UK through an open national competition.  In 2014 the winners were Uma Venkataraman, who won the Yuva …

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Gaurav Mazumdar and Kousic Sen

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Alok Nayak

The classic combination of sitar and tabla is beautifully demonstrated by world renowned musicians, Gaurav Mazumdar and Kousic Sen. Gaurav is a versatile performer and composer, originally discovered, inspired and tutored by Pandit Ravi Shankar to become the highly acclaimed …

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