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Occurs on Saturday September 28 2024

Approximate running time: 4 hours


Massey Theatre
735 Eighth Avenue
New Westminster British Columbia V3M 2R2

Event Notes


The 13th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance returns to the Massey Theatre with a celebration of the timeless forms of Indian Classical Music and Dance. This festival was started by Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha as a tribute to Khan’s late guru, the Ghazal Queen Mushtari Begum.

Some of the finest Canadian and Indian artists will showcase their explosive talents at this one of a kind festival. Headlining performances will be given by Western Canadian Music Award nominees Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha. Cassius Khan will showcase his trademark mastery of singing Ghazals while simultaneously playing the Tabla, and the melodious and graceful Amika Kushwaha will serenade all with her sonorous and melodious Harmonium. The graceful and powerful Kathak dancer Prajakta Potnis Trehan will enthrall the audience with her difficult and complex Kathak performance alongside the ever amazing Baljit Singh's sonorous and haunting Dilruba. The thunderous Mridangam artist Keerty Raghavan will delight the audience with the Karnatic classical nightingale vocalist Remya Rajiv and the melodious Karnatic Violinist Shriram Rajagopalan with their traditional South Indian Classical music performance.

Each artist will perform exquisite and traditional numbers in their respective art forms. Such will be the passion and enchantment they create, intoxicating the spirit with melodies and rhythms, that undoubtedly, your Ears will begin to see and the Eyes listen! No refunds or exchanges. Program subject to change.

Patrons with mobility challenges are asked to contact the box office to arrange seating 604-521-5050 or email

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