Massey Theatre will be transformed into an ethereal courtyard, immersing audiences into the timeless and ancient forms of Indian Classical music and dance. Founded by New Westminster's globally recognized Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha, the 5th Anniversary Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, which is a tribute to his guru, the late Ghazal Queen Mushtari Begum, is inviting you to experience a journey of emotions through these rare classical arts performed live.
Some of the finest Canadian and Indian artists will showcase their explosive talents at this one of a kind festival. Headlining performances will be given by Western Canadian Music Award nominees Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha. Cassius Khan will showcase his trademark mastery of singing Ghazals while simultaneously playing the Tabla, and the graceful and powerful Kathak dancer Amika Kushwaha will enthrall the audience with her difficult and complex Kathak Dance.
This year is also a special treat for Canadians as the globally renowned Tantree Samrat Salil Bhatt, the Satvik Veena inventor and performer, will grace the stage this year with his trademark powerful and exhilirating Satvik Veena performance.
Each artist will perform exquisite and traditional numbers in their respective art forms. Such will be the passion and enchantment they create, intoxicating the spirit with melodies and rhythms, that undoubtedly, your ears will begin to see and the eyes listen.
Tickets are on sale at the Massey Theatre box office in New Westminster. For more information on the Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance, or to arrange interviews and press coverage, please contact the organizer, Cassius Khan at Cassius at CassiusKhan.com or by phone at 604-375-6515.