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Mushtari Begum Festival

When Your Ears Begin to See, ... the Eyes Listen...


The 6th Annual
Mushtari Begum Festival 
 of Indian Classical Music and Dance

  September 30, 2017

Massey Theatre
735 Eighth Street, New Westminster, BC
Doors @ 6PM | 6:30PM Show

Seeking Sponsors and Volunteers


Welcome to the home page of the Mushtari Begum Festival 
 of Indian classical music and dance

Get involved as sponsor or volunteer: click here to contact Cassius Khan

The 6th Mushtari Begum Festival will be on Saturday September 30th 2017. Come to enjoy a mosaic of Indian classical music and dance, and become immersed into the soothing and healing sounds of the MBF.

After five years in a row, Ghazal/Tabla wizard Cassius Khan and Kathak Dancer Amika Kushwaha, are delighted to present and promote Classical Indian Music and Dance, through the Mushtari Begum Festival for its 6th year. Please support this wonderful event which takes place each fall in the Vancouver Lower Mainland. Stay tuned for more details to come soon. We are currently in the search for sponsors so that this year's festival can be a successful one.

"The Mushtari Begum Festival has grown over the years and has become recognised as Canada's most elite festival of Indian classical music." The Fiji Times, June 18th 2015

"...We are fortunate to experience the varied foods, arts and music (among many other things) that come from living in Canada, a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds. From coast to coast, each province and territory has their own distinctive traditions and history. Add to that the various ethnicities of many Canadians, including those of the new citizens we welcome every year, and we are never at a loss for new things to do and see. From the Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance in New Westminster, BC to the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario, Canada has got it all (and the best way to get there? the train, of course)...." Via Rail, May 27th 2015

2016 Artists:
  • Satvik Veena recital by Pandit Salil Bhatt from Jaipur, India
  • Kathak recital by Amika Kushwaha with Sharanjeet Singh Mand on Sitar, Abhishek Iyer on Harmonium and Cassius Khan on Tabla
  • Carnatic Violin and Mrdangam duet by Kaushik Sivaramakrishnan and Abhishek Iyer
  • Ghazal vocal performance by Cassius Khan with Amika Kushwaha on Harmonium and Kaushik Sivaramakrishnan on Violin.


Seniors/Students/Youth:  $18
Adults: $35
Children under 8 yrs - Free  (Proof of age may be requested)
Group Rate:  Buy any 4 tickets, Receive 1 Free