AN EVENING OF INDIAN MUSIC & DANCE

An evening of Indian music and contemporary dance will help a Black Country based international charity to help improve the lives of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disabilities.

Hope and Compassion, based in Wolverhampton, will be hosting the evening at Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, on Friday, 27th April, from 5.30pm to 9pm.

It will help them continue work they have been doing taking latest techniques and therapies to work with children with special needs in developing countries.

Organiser Manpreet Kaur said: “We are a UK based charity that have projects both here and abroad, our main aim is to make a difference to the children and their families who have little or no understanding in the area of Special Needs. This evening of music and dance will bring amazing artists and the local community together. With the continuous support from Wolverhampton Grammar School we hope to bring new audiences to share our work and build new relationships.”

The performers who have kindly donated their time include:

Ustad Dharambir Singh MBE is a pioneering educator and sitar virtuoso will be appearing. One of the senior disciples of the legendary Ustad Vilayat Khan, he has collaborated with established artists in Indian classical music and many other genres.

Also appearing will be Surdharsan Singh Chana, a young, energetic, talented and masterful tabla player who has performed on the national and international circuit. He is former student of Ustad Gurmeet Singh Virdee.

Kesha Raithatha is a British Asian Female dancer and choreographer primarily trained in Kathak Dance .She has recently been awarded an Arts Council England for her solo work that was initially commissioned by Akademi.

Jaivant Patel a passionate and expressive independent dance artist, cultural producer and choreographer performs and teaches in Wolverhampton, the Black Country and West Midlands and at a national level.

Refreshments and a selection of exclusive Asian artisan stalls will be available before the concert and during the interval. Indian dress is optional.

Tickets at £12 are available from Hope & Compassion, by emailing info@hopecompassion.org  or calling 07546 424433 and Wolverhampton Grammar School main reception as well as at Eventbrite UK.

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