Cultural centre, High Commission of India organise folk music webinar

Malini Awasthi, Chief Guest and renowned Indian folk singer joining from Lucknow (top left) with Rakesh Pandey, Editor, International Hindi Magazine Pravasi Sansar joining from New Delhi, The High Commissioner of India to Fiji HE Mrs Padmaja, Eminent educationist and former Member of Parliament of Fiji Dr. Brij Lal with music students joining from Suva, Fiji, Kamal Kishore Mishra, former Director, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Suva joining from Kolkata, India, Vidya Bindu Singh, Expert in Folk Music and singer joining from Lucknow, India, Folk singers of Mahila Mandal in Labasa, Fiji led by Mrs Shaleshni Devi, Santosh K Mishra, Director of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Suva, Fiji. Picture: SUPPLIED

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre and the High Commission of India in Fiji, organised a webinar on folk music in Fiji last Saturday in Suva.

The event was held in collaboration with Pravasi Sansar, the International Hindi magazine published in New Delhi, India.

Among those who participated in the online webinar were Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Shreemati Padmaja, renowned Indian folk singe Malini Awasthi, eminent educationalist Dr Brij Lal and folk singer Vidya Bindu Singh.

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre director Santosh Mishra said the participation of 98- year-old local folk and bhajan singer Sadhu Gauri Shankar was the highlight of the program and the audience was captivated by his performance.

Various folk singers from Fiji participated in the online webinar on folk music and performed all kinds of folk music including Sohar, Bidesia, Faag, Pachara, Prabhat, Chauki Bhajan, Vivah Geet and Kaharwa.


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