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A Cultural Ode to Harmony.

Segayya, Bahrain – Two Bahraini musicians adorned the stage at the Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS) last night (May 6), on the fourth day of the third BKS Indo Bahrain Dance and Music Festival.

Faisal Al Kooheji charmed the audience with a soulful performance, captivating the audience with his oud expertise and vocal prowess.

He was accompanied by the renowned percussionist Sami Al Malood.The performance at the BKS Diamond Jubilee Hall was a celebration of Bahrain’s rich musical heritage, endorsing the essence of the festival.As the festival progresses, the BKS will feature a performance by a father-daughter duo, tonight (May 7), at the same stage from 7.30pm onwards.

Renowned Indian singer P Unnikrishnan and his daughter Uthara will perform Carnatic classical and semi-classical vocal, which promises to be a highlight of the festival, showcasing the blend of tradition and youthful exuberance.The BKS Indo Bahrain Dance and Music Festival, a beacon of cultural exchange, continues to draw in crowds with its diverse lineup of performances.

The festival is a testament to the strong cultural bonds between Bahrain and India, and the power of music and dance to unite people across borders. Supported by the Indian Embassy and the Bahrain Authority of Culture and Antiquities, the festival is a brainchild of the founder of Soorya, the acclaimed stagecraft and Indian director, Soorya Krishnamoorthy.The lineup of programmes in the coming days are as follows:May 8: Semi-Classical/Carnatic Concert by Vijay Yesudas.

May 9: Dance combination featuring Vidya Pradeep, Anitha, Priyadarshini Govind, and Vidhya Subramanian.May 10: Carnatic classical Violin recital by Dr. L Subrahmaniam.The festival is open to all and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure their seats, said organisers.

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