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An enchanting evening of Indian cultural showcase

Published:Sunday | May 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMAmitabh Sharma
Kingston Choir in performance.
Dance performance by Mudra Art group choreographed by Prerna Singh.
Biersay sisters in a dance recital.
Natyanjali dance group on stage, performing a dance choreographed by Sangeetha Dayanand.

It was an evening highlighting Indian finery. From the costumes to the rendition of dance and music, Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts came alive to the beats of the land of mysticism, holy Ganges and, of course, Bollywood.

The Indian Cultural Society in Jamaica-organised cultural event, 'Ye Shaam Mastani' (This Is A Beautiful Evening), resonated beauty and the talent of the land, filled with performances by the local and international artistes, who performed to a capacity audience.

It was a confluence of the cultures and genres, while singer Rakesh Raj, who came from New Jersey, set the tempo with classic oldies and the contemporary Bollywood tracks; dancers, who consisted of Indian and Jamaican students of all ages from four local dance groups - Mudra Art Group, Natyanjali Dance Group, Anjali School of Indian dance and the duo of Biersay sisters, enthralled with their coordinated, gracious and well choreographed movements.

The event was held under the distinguished patronage of Indian High Commissioner, Sevala Naik, proceeds from which have been earmarked to support a local charity.

This show is an annual event of Indian Cultural Society in Jamaica, a non-profit and charity organisation, which has been involved in promoting cultural, social and educational interaction and understanding in Jamaica for over 35 years.