A three-day festival portraying unique tribal dances of India, from Assam, Gujarat, Odisha and Telangana was hosted at Kingsbury Fryent Country Park on 21st – 23rd July.
Titled ‘Tribal India’, the event was organised as a community interest project by Red Lotus Events in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the Nehru Centre, High Commission of India and other partners.
Handicrafts, jewelry, interactive sessions, tribal ramp walk, food and beverage stalls, children’s play area, impromptu sessions on the stage all made it a family fun event. The inclement weather on Saturday did not deter audiences from enjoying the action on and off ground.
The Odisha tribal dance group was sponsored by ICCR India, while local groups performed the other dances. The program included Lambadi dance presented by Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence, and Jhumur of Assam presented by Sur Bharti Indian Women’s Collective, among others.
Virendra Sharma MP, Vibha Kapoor, Deputy Director of the Nehru Centre, Brent Council leaders, officers from Armed Forces Hindu Network and several other dignitaries were in attendance.