November Nights from International Team Groep T

Group T invites the Indian community of Leuven and Group T students and teachers to a varied program of dance, music, art and a tasty Indian meal. Group T is organizing this event in November because this is the period between Diwali (the festival of lights) and Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) in India.

This edition's programme:

Indian cooking master class by Ms. Finla Noronha: 22.11, 12.00 – 14.00
Do you have no idea what India's cuisine is like? Or maybe you do, but you haven't dared trying it at home yet? Then join our chef, Mrs. Finla Noronha, for an introduction to Oriental kitchen treasures! Mrs. Noronha will prepare several dishes and divulge the secrets of her home country's cuisine. While there is no actual cooking involved for the audience, there will be room for sampling.
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Introduction in Indian music: 22.11, 19.00 – 21.00
Hans and Shyama Vermeersch will introduce you to the music of Tagore and Nazrul, but also on the tradition of European composers who have worked with Indian themes.
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Three Generations Violin Concert: 23.11, 19.00 – 21.00
N. Rajam is a celebrated player of the Hindustani violin on which she plays classical music originating from the north of India. Inspired by the famous guru Omkarnath Thakur, she embarked on the development of gayaki ang, a style of Indian singing. Her research has brought a new dimension to the Hindustani violin tradition and has won her numerous awards as well as the nickname the 'singing violin'.

Born into a family of musicians—her brother is the famous violinist T. N. Krishnan—she has passed down her art to her daughter Sangeeta Shankar, and granddaughters, Ragini Shankar (16 years old) and Nandini Shankar (12 years old). This one-off concert will bring together three generations of women who share the same subtle mastery of the Hindustani violin.

Musicians: Dr. N. Rajam, violin; Dr. Sangeeta Shankar, violin; Ragini Shankar, violin; Nandini Shankar, violin; Ajeet Pathak, tabla.
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Exhibition by ROSE vzw: 23.11, 18.00 – 21.30


Where? 21>23.11.2013
When? Group T Leuven, Campus Vesalius, Andreas Vesaliusstraat 13, 3000 Leuven