Bhangra comes to Sudan

3sBhangra, the popular Indian folk dance of Punjab, was performed by an Indian troupe in Port Sudan and at National Theatre Omdurman. Indian Council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi and the Embassy of India in Khartoum with the cooperation from the Sudanese Ministry of Culture brought the International Bhangra group from India to Sudan. The 12 member troupe enthralled the Sudanese audience with various themes of Bhangra song, dance and orchestra. The Bhangra team comprising three women and nine men performed in Port Sudan on 12th and at the National Theatre in Omdurman on 14th November. They sported colourful traditional attire and performed with energy and skill while playing their traditional folk musical instruments. More than 1500 people both from the Sudanese and the Indian community, attended the show at the National Theatre in Omdurman. The Ambassador of India H.E. Amrit Lugun welcomed the Sudanese Minister of State for Youth and Sports Mr. El Yasa Al Sadig as the Chief Guest along with officials from Ministry of Culture, Council of International Peoples Friendship, Ambassadors of various countries and other dignitaries. Minister El Yasa Al Sadig who is an alumni from Pune University in India spoke highly of the Indian community in Sudan. The function at Omdurman began with a patriotic dance programme performed with grace and devotion by the Indian Ladies Club of Khartoum. The patron of the Indian Ladies Club is the First Lady of India Mrs.Asha Lugun.1s

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