Sophia Auditorium Bangalore
Presenting Shah Abdul Latif 'Bhitai', a Sindhi Sufi poet through poems, love legends and folk songs from Kutch.
This two day festival seeks to bring alive for Bangalore audiences the rich and vibrant Sindhi Sufi tradition around the poetic and musical legacy of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, the deeply-loved and renowned 17th century poet.
The events would comprise an evening concert at NCBS amphitheatre on Nov 20th evening followed by a half day main festival in the centre of town on Nov 21st from 4 pm till 10 pm, consisting of two music concerts by folk singers from Kutch -- Mooralala Marwada & troupe and Mitha Khan Jath & troupe. The music sessions would be interspersed with evocative story tellings of the seven folk love legends of the Indo-Pak Sindh region which appear in poetry, uncovering some of the spiritual metaphors and ideas of Shah Latif. There would be poetry reading sessions by Anju Makhija, a Mumbai-based poet who has translated Shah Latif's poems into English.
This is a partnership between the Kabir Project at Srishti, the Sindhi Culture Foundation and the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore.