Tagore Spring Festival 2016

 ​Saturday, May 21st, 2016
7:30 – 10:00 pm

Surrey Councils Chambers, Surrey City Hall
13450 104 Avenue Surrey, BC, V3T 1V8
A multicultural celebration of Spring through dance, music and poetry, inspired by Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of Confluence of Cultures and his passion for festive exaltation of different seasons, organized by Vancouver Tagore Society and with cultural project grant from the City of Surrey. The program will have groups and individual artists from different countries performing cultural presentations highlighting their ethnic cultures and heritages.

Performance line-up include:
  • Poetry by Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Surrey Poet Laureate
  • Welcome by Lee Tan, President Vancouver Tagore Society
  • Song/Poem by Godwin Barton
  • Tagore Song by child artists from Bengali community
  • Tagore Songs by Taranga Music Academy
  • Sarod recital by Dr. Tom Hunter with Hriday Buddhdev on Tabla
  • Poetry by Adib Haque & Maisha Haque
  • Flamenco Dance by Flamenco del Mar Dance Group
  • Music from Vietnam by Khac Chi Bamboo Music
  • Poetry by CJ Prince from Bellingham, Washington
  • Dance by Soumyee Gupta & Shaily Gupta
  • Poetry by Bernice Lever from Bowen Island
  • Bharata Natyam Dance by Alex Parappalli
  • Instrumental Tagore music by Zahur Ashrafuzzaman
  • “Farewell to Winter” – A song and dance story by Vancouver Tagore Society featuring Shankhanaad Mallick, Arno Kamolika, Sabuj Mazumder, Subhamoy Dasgupta and others.

Venue: Surrey Councils Chambers, inside the brand new Surrey City Hall.
Address: 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8. (Google Map)
ParkingUnderground parking. Flat fee for the entire day for $4.00
Transit4-minute walk from Surrey Central Skystrain Station and Bus Loop