6th Festival of India in Buenos Aires
The Embassy of India in Argentina presents 6th Edition of the Festival of India in Buenos Aires, to be held between November 14 and November 24, 2014 at Centro Cultural Borges (Viamonte 525- Galerias Pacifico), Buenos Aires. All cultural events including music and dance and handicrafts exhibition during the festival are free entry to everyone. Some of the events are also planned in other parts of the city coinciding with the main festival.
This edition of the Festival features a grand exhibition with almost 40 stands displaying and selling unique products from India, like exquisite Indian handicrafts, jewelry, decoration items, silverware, woodcraft, traditional Indian wear, every day of the Festival from 12 pm to 8 pm.
Apart from the handicrafts fair, the Festival also features an extravaganza of music and dance of India including classical dances of Odissi, Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam and also the popular Bollywood ensembles with a bevy of talented artistes from India and Argentina, with Pooja Gupta and Janaki Rangarajan as special guests. Also featured are performances of classical Indian music , both vocal and instrumental.
Seminars on Yoga, Spirituality, Indian Cuisine, Indian Theatre, Ayurveda system of medicine and Indian studies which draw popular support are also featured this year with eminent speakers and subject matter experts sharing their knowledge on various topics.
A Film festival, bringing the magic of Indian cinema to the city, with a film show every night between November 15 and November 22, at 7.15 pm, will be presented at the Borges Centre, with free entrance (for those above 18 years of age)
Apart from the Centro Cultural Borges, the Festival also features two mega events for the people of Buenos Aires at the Planetarium (Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Av. Sarmiento) on November 15 (Saturday), from 10 am to 1 pm, featuring a grand Yoga Event "Buenos Aires OM"; and on November 16 (Sunday) a spectacular open air Bollywood Show featuring almost 100 dancers, from 5 pm to 8 pm.
On November 22, the Festival also features the Copa de la India cricket tournament at the St George School, Quilmes. And on November 23 the "India Polo Cup" at the magnificent Estancia Villa Maria.
Between 19 and 23 November, a Food festival is also being organized at the Sheraton Retiro (call Sheraton for reservations), bringing the gastronomical delights of India to Argentina.
Click on this link for complete schedule of activities.