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Canadian artists to showcase Indian dances at Indo-Canadian concer

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New Delhi, May 5 (UNI) In an endeavour aimed at furthering cultural bonds between India and Canada, seven Canadian scholars of performing arts will come together to showcase Indian dance forms like Kathak, Odissi and Chhou as well as its vocal and instrumental music, at a bi-national concert here on May 8.

'Harmony', the bi-national concert funded by the Union Ministry for Human Resources Development, is an effort to showcase growing interest of Canadian scholars in the various art forms of India.

In this context, the concert, organised by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), a bilateral organisation funded by both the Government of India as well as the Canadian Government, will present Canadian scholars studying different dance forms and vocal and instrumental music in India.

''Harmony not only showcases the growing interest of Canadian scholars in the various art forms of India, it will also lead to deepening of cultural bonds between Canada and India,''said Mr Kenneth Maccartney, the Deputy High Commissioner of Canada.

'Harmony' is being held under the aegis of the India Studies Programme of SICI. Under this programme, fellowships are provided to Canadian scholars, librarians and artists for research activities and Indian publications are supplied to Canadian Universities.

In the last 35 years, fellowships were awarded to 800 Canadian faculty members, researchers and students to further their study of India and Indian languages.

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