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Thursday, August 9, 2012


(Standing Aarthie Algoo, Charmaine Pather and Shikara Somai. Seated: Harishka Maharajh, Manesh Maharaj and Yavini Mohanlall)

The Kala Darshan – Institute of classical music and dance was established in 1999 with the aim to preserve and propagate the rich cultural heritage of classical music and dance in South Africa. Yearly programmes are staged where students are afforded the opportunity to showcase their talents before a live audience. Through these programmes, Kala Darshan has assisted numerous cultural and non-governmental organisations raise funds for their respective projects.

Kala Darshan will stage Taal Tarang, a performance by Shri Manesh Maharaj and his students on August 18. The production promises to take audiences on “a musical journey through melodious Ragas and vibrant rhythms. Over 50 classically trained students in Harmonium, Sitar, Tabla, Vocal and Kathak will come together on one stage creating a breathtaking aural-visual experience”.

Produced and directed by Manesh Maharaj the show aims to captivate and enthral a diverse audience with its rich music score, vibrant choreography and exquisite costumes.

Taal Tarang takes place on August 18 at 19h00 at the Rajput Hall (Chatsworth). Tickets R50 available at the door prior to the performance. For further information or organisations wishing to raise funds, contact 082 422 6865.