The 4th AnnualMushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance
Mushtari Begum Festival
of Indian Classical Music and Dance
Massey TheatreDoors @ 6PM | 6:30PM Show
Doors @ 6PM | 6:30PM Show
735 Eighth Ave. New Westminster, BC
by Nanak Foods
Welcome to the home page of the Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian classical music and dance
of Indian classical music and dance
Get involved as sponsor or volunteer: click here to contact Cassius Khan
The 4th Mushtari Begum Festival is on September 26th 2015. Come to enjoy a mosaic of Indian classical music and dance, and become immersed into the soothing and healing sounds of the MBF.
For the 4th year 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. 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
- Carnatic Violin by Kaushik Sivaramakrishnan with Abhishek Iyer on Mridangam.
- Sitar recital by Sharanjeet Singh Mand
- Kathak dance by Amika Kushwaha with live musical accompaniment by Davinder Namdhari on Dilruba and Cassius Khan on Tabla.
- Ghazal vocal performance by Cassius Khan, accompanied on vocal by Kirti Arneja, with Amika Kushwaha on Harmonium and Davinder Namdhari on Dilruba.