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India – The Sacred Pushkar 2017 festival to bring a musical bonanza

1A much-awaited annual event, the Sacred Pushkar festival, is back again with Shree Cement as the title sponsor and is scheduled to be held on 16th and 17th December, 2017. The event has gained ample traction over the years for bringing to the fore various traditions of Sacred Music – Sufi, Gospel, Acapella, Folk and Classical music.

The Festival will feature renowned names such as Grammy award-winning percussionist Vikku Vinayakram, singer Rashmi Agarwal, headline performances by Kavita Seth, Acapella group Laboratorium Pieśni from Poland and Geshema Lhadron from Dharamshala to name a few. Morning Yoga and Meditation sessions, chanting, and Sacred Music performances by renowned musicians will take place at Jaipur Ghat. A specially crafted Organic Bazaar will include interactive spaces to learn traditional and healthy cuisines and taste the delectable food that Pushkar has to offer.

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3Speaking about the third edition of the festival, Sanjoy Roy, Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, says, “The Sacred, Pushkar will be an experience for visitors like never before. We’re grateful to Rajasthan Tourism and to our partners Shree Cement who’ve collaborated with us to help us make this festival a memorable experience for visitors”.

Shree Cement The Sacred Pushkar will provide an opportunity to appreciate and assimilate Pushkar’s diverse religious, architectural, and handicraft offerings: the spectacular Maha Aarti on the ghats against the winter evening sky, a trip down the winding lanes of this colourful town and the vibrant handicrafts created by local artisans. From introducing the temple town’s history, myths and legends to exploring some of the 52 ancient ghats to the Savitri Temple, the curated walks offer the participants a chance to witness the rich heritage of Pushkar. The Evening Music will feature performances by Vikku Vinayakram, a Grammy award-winning percussionist, Laboratorium Pieśni (Song Laboratory), a female group of A Capella singers from Tri-City (Poland) known for traditional and polyphonic singing and Singhini Research Centre, a Nepalese organisation which is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the music and dance of the Himalayas and many others.

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