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A western classical concert to promote cultural exchange in Meghalaya

Shillong, Tue, 26 Jan 2010 ANI

Shillong, Jan 26 (ANI): Music has become synonymous with Shillong, which recently got a double treat in the form of a western classical concert and dance performance by a Swiss group.


A 17-member musical group from Switzerland presented western classical baroque music and dance at U soso tham auditorium in the heart of Shillong.


It was a joint venture spearheaded by Indian council for cultural relation and Embassy of Switzerland in association with Department of Art and culture, Government of Shillong.


"Music in Europe like in India is an expression of soul. We use different instruments, different techniques but music is international and we want to give this to audience." Giuseppe Lo Sardo, an artist


"I think it was pretty amazing. The music played out and everything else. You really don't need to know the story but you hear it from the music and when you see the visuals, everything is set out there." Vianca Laloo, an audience.


European music was much appreciated by the audience.


The universal language of music united and bonded the people of Shillong and the artists, who got a chance to enrich their knowledge of a new culture. (ANI)


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