Wednesday, 3 August 2016

LOK VIRSA: Beyond Borders


Prepare yourself for a celebratory Mela of South Asian art and culture, as Lok Virsa returns this summer!

Lok Virsa simply means ‘heritage of the people’.  It is this beautiful simplicity that Sonia Sabri Company celebrates, bringing together the art of music, poetry, crafts and dance rooted in the lands of the Indian subcontinent. This event will go ‘beyond borders’, to remind it’s audience of unity despite modern borders and political differences.

Artists originally from Pakistan will be sharing their love and passion for these art forms, bringing high quality and accessible arts right to your doorstep! These arts include: Music from Dhol Drummers, Vocalists, Miri Puri Music Group, Mushaira Poetry and various participatory activities in Dance, Arabic Calligraphy, Mehndi, Rangoli, Wood craft and Block Printing.

So far Lok Virsa has been greatly recieved, with some incredibly positive feedback! We can’t wait help more communities re-discover the roots and ideas behind South Asian music, dance and visual arts through Pakistani culture.

Upcoming Lok Virsa dates can be found on the ‘calendar’ section of our website.

Click here   to see a short video of Lok Virsa in action.

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