Sunday, March 29, 2009

Neat Way To Spend a Saturday

Or a Sunday for that matter. This weekend the J.S. Dorton Arena at the NC State Fairgrounds is host to India Fest 2009, organized by Nuv Yug, one of the Triangle's Indian cultural organizations.

Full-resolution version of the slideshow avialable here

I was there this afternoon for a few hours (regrettably few actually, I missed the headliner, Prashant Tamang the winner of Indian Idol 3). But in the time I was there I did get some pretty cool photos of the local performers. Most of these were young people, and all of them quite good! If you're in the Raleigh area, or will be on Sunday 29 March, consider coming out for the second day. Details are on the Nuv Yug website, but the short version is that Sunday's party runs from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, admission is $3 (children under 3 free) for the day. and hand stamps allow for pass-outs if you want to take a break to tour the Flea Market just next door.
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Mariz said...

India really has a very rich culture. I wonder if the festival also featured India's food and delicacies, trying their famous "Biryani Rice" would definitely complete the culture immersion experience, it's definitely a must-try.

Great photos!

Robin said...

Photos of all things Indian are always so wonderfully colorful, and these are no exception. What a fun way to spend an afternoon.

Looks like we both had color- and music-filled weekends this weekend :).

Eaton Bennett said...

Love the slide show. Colorful and rich! Makes me want to touch the fabrics to feel the textures. The dancing feet shots are great. :)

Indrani said...

Beautiful shots in the slide show!
Gives a good feel of India.

Lil Bit said...

Cool slide show!

Ooooo, wish I could attend the festival .. I want some of that awesome jewelry! =)

Ishtar said...

Beautiful colours!! I have no problems understanding why you love all things Indian! Let's hope you "drop by" Zinder on your way, some day in the future. Chances are high I'll still be around!