Event Date: Mar 6, 2021 - Mar 27, 2021
Celebrate 10 years of The Great India Festival (TGIF) on four days over the month of March. The Great India festival organizes a spectacular festival that offers visitors and residents a world-class opportunity to experience and personally learn about the traditions, culture and heritage of India.
Presentations by International & Canadian dancers and dance groups and put out a fantastic feast to the eyes. Over the past 9 years TGIF has presented almost 2200 artists in various dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Oddissi, Kuchipudi, Mohiniattam, Kathakali, Chau Dance, Garbha, Kolattam, Bhangra, Gidda and Fusion.
Indian classical and Traditional forms like Carnatic, Hindustani, Ghazal, Kawwali, Chenda Melam both in vocal and instrumental music will be presented. Concerts include accompaniments by Canadian and International artists on guitar, flute, saxophone, drums, bass, clarinet.
Arts and Heritage & Fashion Workshops
Workshops in the areas of Fashion & Textiles from India, Yoga, health and well being, Indian cuisine and spices, literature, clay modelling, handicrafts of India, Rangoli and Henna will be offered to promote local artists and creative workers.
The panel discussions are on the topics relevant to India and Canada. The panelists are experts or renowned scholars from across the world. The floor is open to viewers to participate by asking questions, pitching comments and speaking their minds.
TGIF Ottawa presents authentic ethnic cuisine from different regions of India including main courses, snacks, street food and matching beverages. The food is prepared fresh on site guided by award winning volunteer chefs. The menu has vegan and vegetarian options as well.
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