US cultural event to feature Indian art and culture

Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) An exhibition of art and culture by artists of Indian origin and heritage — “India in Focus” — will be part of a six-week Pittsburgh Cultural Trust event to be held from September 25 to November 8.

“Zakir Hussain’s Jazz: A Musical Bridge East to West” will be held on October 13 at Pittsburgh’s Byham Theatre. The jam session will feature Indian tabla player Zakir Hussain, bassist Dave Holland and members of the San Francisco Jazz Organization, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Wednesday.

A dance programme based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India — “Mystic India: The World Tour” — will be held on November 8. The show will feature musicians, dancers, aerialists and acrobats.

Other programmes lined-up during the event include “A Brimful of Asha”, a play by Ravi Jain and “Elephant Wrestler”, a romantic thriller by Indian Ink Theatre Company.

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