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Three month long “Hyderabad Arts Festival” to begin today

The three month long, 100 day free ticketed “Hyderabad Arts Festival –Season 4” is all set to begin in city on Saturday with Sounds of the Desert – The Manganiar Magic of Music and Dance program here in city at Shilparamam Amphitheatre from 8 pm onwards.

All are welcome and it is a free program.  However, as in the past, those who wish to attend the same may book their tickets free of cost on or phone: 040 – 64646262 or 66335533

“Sounds of the Desert –The Manganiar Magic of Music and Dance” is unique program. The Manganiyars’ classical folk music brings alive the earthy tunes of the deserts. It will be a magic come alive when Kheta Khan’s mesmerizing Khartal meets the dholak and rustic vocals to present a treat to the soul, while the colourful folk dancers add life to the music. Surely an event that will stay etched in the memory forever. No wonder why the program is chosen well to kick start the festival under the new name.

The Manganiyars are traditional minstrels of the Thar Desert. They have been singing for their Rajput patrons for religious festivals, occasions such as weddings, childbirth, and other celebrations, for ages. Their singing and performances are considered auspicious and no ritual is complete without their presence. (INN)