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The 11th Mushtari Begum Festival was on Saturday September 24, 2022 where people came to enjoy a mosaic of Indian classical music and dance, and became immersed into the soothing and healing sounds of the MBF.
After 11 years in a row, Ghazal/Tabla wizard Cassius Khan and Kathak Dancer Amika Kushwaha, are delighted to present and promote Classical Indian Music and Dance, through the Mushtari Begum Festival for its 12th consecutive year. Please support this wonderful event which takes place each fall in the Vancouver Lower Mainland, with Massey Theatre as the official Venue Partner, and stay tuned for the 12th annual Festival.
“The Mushtari Begum Festival has grown over the years and has become recognized as Canada’s most elite festival of Indian classical music.” The Fiji Times, June 18th 2015
“…We are fortunate to experience the varied foods, arts and music (among many other things) that come from living in Canada, a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds. From coast to coast, each province and territory has their own distinctive traditions and history. Add to that the various ethnicities of many Canadians, including those of the new citizens we welcome every year, and we are never at a loss for new things to do and see. From the Mushtari Begum Festival of Indian Classical Music and Dance in New Westminster, BC to the Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville, Ontario, Canada has got it all (and the best way to get there? the train, of course)….” Via Rail, May 27th 2015