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Celebrate India’s independence

RANDBURG - The 67th Indian Independence Day celebration is returning to Brightwater Commons.

A fun outing for the whole family, the celebration takes place on 17 August, 10am to 4pm. The day has a vast array of entertainment from traditional folk art to instrumentalists, dance performances and fashion shows.

When they’re not being entertained by the festival’s talented performers, guests can explore the sights, sounds and

tastes of India while visiting the market’s different stalls. Entrance to the event is


India Day pays homage to all that this great culture is represented by, both in a modern and traditional sense. Visitors will be transported to a vibrant world of music, dance and entertainment.

“The celebrations boast a handpicked line-up of professional and amateur performers who reflect many different and wonderful aspects of the Indian culture,” said Brightwater Commons manager Francois du Buisson. “This year India Day promises to be a truly spectacular occasion.”

Highlights of the day

  • Tamasha, a traditional Marathi folk art form which will be performed by Marathi Mandal.
  • A depiction of how Bengalis celebrate their traditional Durga Puja, performed by the Bengali Association of South Africa.
  • Instrumental Jugalbandi by the Drisha Music Academy.
  • Performances by the Tribhanghi Dance Theatre.
  • An array of Indian medleys performed by Anavarata.
  • Tilana by Seema Lala.
  • A Kathak performance by Asha and group.
  • A Sambalpuri folk dance by the Oriya group.

Details: Francois du Buisson 011-789-5052.

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