Suva gets Indian folk music treat


It has been reported that a folk music and dance group based in Chattisgarh has treated the fans of Indian folk music in the capital city of Fiji, Suva, with classy Central Indian folk music and songs last week. The artistic treat was thrown by Chatthisgarhi folk music and dance troup, Aarug Group at the Jain Narayan College in the capital.

The musical bouquet from Chattisgarh, Aarug Group boasts of selective folk music and songs that include a few of the very popular numbers of Central India. A special presentation of the Aarug Group is a folk display solely using the traditional musical instruments of Chatthisgarh.

This has been reportedly the first time, Chattisgarhi music was into Suva. The music and song show led by Anuj Varma was blessed with a great turn out as per reports.

In his note of felicitation, the Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Mr Vishwas Sapkal said the Aarug Group had shown dynamically how folk songs had inspired the Bollywood.

Mr Sapkal added that they had seen some amazing performances in the Namaste Pacifika festival by various troupes from India that have performed around the country showcasing their rare talents.

According to Mr Sapkal, the turn out at the Aarug Group show was tremendous as many from the country came forward to appreciate the showcased dance forms and music. He also promised that they had a few more events as forthcoming in the month of March.