Our Literary Café, a longstanding partnership with the UFV Continuing Education department, continues our tradition of combining literary readings with music, around a central theme. This year, we feature South Asian writings and music. Our readers include lower mainland-based poet Fauzia Rafique and author Gary Thandi, who will be reading from an in-progress book discussing South Asian youth, gangs and drugs. We will also present some readings from talented UFV student writers.
The very special second half of the program will feature a musical performance by Rajasthan Josh, from India. Rajasthan Josh carry on the tradition of the Manganiyars, a previously nomadic caste of artists and musicians who for centuries traversed the desert of Northwest India performing for the Moghul rulers and Rajput princes as well as at village weddings, birth celebrations and feasts. Now the group performs all over the world, in collaboration with a wide range of international artists and bands, from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood to the late qawwali master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. We are excited to have this internationally touring ensemble with us on the Memorial Hall, to cap off what should be varied array of South Asian voices.
Evening of Theatre
WARNINGS: Strong language, ABBA
Student/Senior $12.00 ($10 till June 24)
Monday to Friday 9 am-4 pm