Mushaira: A Gathering of Poets
An evening of beautiful poetry and song
The centuries-old legacy of Urdu poetry flourishes through the mushaira, a symposium where poets gather to share their work in a creative forum for free self-expression. Celebrating the journey and creative legacy of Urdu poetry, this inspiring evening will deliver powerful messages of love, loss, history and socio-political thought. As traditional cultural practices, language and heritage evolved, poetry transformed with music and the advent of film. Presented by Loveena Tandon and Durdana Ansari OBE, experience authentic Urdu poetry, melodic ghazals and songs from popular Hindi cinema.
The intimate teahouse atmosphere of the mushaira is recreated by the following international renowned poets and musicians as they share their exquisite Shairiand beautiful ghazals:
Rekha Sawhney (Singer) with musicians Pammi Saib and Ketan Chauhan
The Mushaira offers an opportunity to experience the myriad rituals and interactive etiquette for audience participation and response. Allow yourself to be transported back in time to enjoy magical poetry as you float through a lyrical journey of cinema.
This event will be in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. There will be no surtitles.
Performers include Rekha Sawhney, star of the musical of Bend It Like Beckham and Gurinder Chadha’s Desi Rascals.
More Details to follow