Sunday, October 8

Bant Singh Can Still Sing

Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:00 pm JNU City Centre, Near Mandi House
35, Feroze Shah Road
Delhi, Delh, India
Phone: 9868038981

Forum for Democratic Initiatives invites you to an evening of cultural performances to celebrate resistance. Bant Singh, a Dalit singer and an agrarian worker, who continues to be defiant even after the amputation of three limbs, is currently being treated in St. Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi. The doctors are hopeful that with artificial limbs, Bant Singh will be able to walk again. An evening of cultural performances to honour Bant Singh’s courage and defiance and to raise funds for his rehabilitation will be held on 15th October 2006 (Sunday)
* an exhibition of photographs by raghu rai and others
* ‘video letter from bant singh’
* musical performance by rahul ram of indian ocean
* sufi songs by dhruv sangari
* bhojpuri songs by hirawal, a patna-based cultural group
* ragini and haryanvi folk songs
* akarmashi: a play based on saran kumar limbale’s story
* dastangoi: the lost art of urdu story telling by mahmood farooqui and danish husain
* protest poetry by balli singh cheema and others
* revolutionary Punjabi songs by iqbal udasi

Contributions for the programme will be directed to the ‘bant singh relief fund’
Entries are through coupons ranging from Rs. 250/- to Rs. 1,000/- For further details, coupons and contributions contact: Forum for democratic initiatives

9868038981/ 9811625577 / 9910074470/ 9810252416/ 9818416968/ 9871338943


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