Hollywood Musical resounds in Pakuranga

Viraf Todywalla Students of Pakuranga College in East Auckland created waves among teachers, parents and others in the Auckland region with their stupendous performance of ‘High School Musical,’ with three consecutive days of showcase of talent at the School auditorium last weekend. Their final performance in a three-day series, held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 was a sell-out. I had…

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The spectacular deeds of Lord Krishna told again

Students to present Dance Drama on June 20 The ‘escapades’ of Lord Krishna as a precocious child ‘thieving’ butter from homes, a youngster playing pranks on the village maiden and as the greatest manipulator at the Battle of Kurukshetra have all been subjects of countless dance dramas, television serials, documentaries and discourses. But these would acquire new dimensions under the…

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Local talent to reverberate S D Burman musical show

Venkat Raman In a world where opportunism flourishes, loyalty is indeed an old-fashioned word. However, familiarity, sense of belonging and commitment to friendship have always triumphed, which is why organisations such as ‘Swar Sadhana Academy’ and ‘Ravi Shetty Concepts’ have marched along, hand-in-hand, presenting quality musical programmes. Joining them is an equally dedicated team of singers and instrumentalists who prove…

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Tribute to Music Maestro from music aficionados

Venkat Raman A point of discerning difference between organisers of entertaining programmes and a handful of others is that they are performing artistes themselves and therefore understand the cultural impact of events. Among them are Swar Sadhana Academy of Indian Music Principal and Director Sandhya Badakere and Ravi Shetty of Ravi Shetty of ‘Ravi Shetty Concepts.’ While Ms Badakere is a…

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Tribute to Sachin Dev Burman brings back the Golden Age

Annual Swar Sadhana event in aid of Hohepa Charity Venkat Raman The Golden Age of Hindi film music with Sachin Dev Burman will return, at least for an evening, as a musical programme gets under way in Auckland in May. Organised by the Auckland based Swar Sadhana Academy of Indian Music and Ravi Shetty Concepts, the Programme will put together…

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Holi brings unity and diversity to West Auckland

Sunil Kaushal More than 9000 men, women and children of different ethnic background, culture and age came together at the 12th Waitakere Indian Association Holi Festival, celebrated with a huge array of colours on Sunday March 4, 2018 at Corban Estate Arts Centre in Henderson, West Auckland. Attendees could not have asked for a much better – a beautiful sunny…

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