Presented by MIMP Australia


Due to unforeseen circumstances, MIMP Australia is sorry to advise that the DEEPAWALI! concert this Friday 10 November has been cancelled.

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Event details

An evening of great joy and jubilation.

Diwali or Festival of Lights, is the most popular of religious celebrations, from the Hindu tradition, which has become widely known and enjoyed, all around the world. It is a universal declaration that good always triumphs over evil. It is about new beginnings, coming together, sharing food, sharing happiness, in song, dance and fireworks. Lighting ‘diyas’ and painting ‘rangolis’.

The Ensemble of musicians enjoyed an overwhelming success at Sydney Opera House, during last year’s festive season. Due to demands to share their music in other parts of the continent, they have once again come together to curate a program, especially for Melbourne.

The beautifully selected works from all over the Indian Subcontinent, in multiple languages, displaying awe-inspiring virtuosity, and infectious beats with transcendental melodies, will have the audience dancing and singing along.

This concert will be a delightful feast for the ears, an outpouring of happiness and love to the hearts like no other.

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Ayşe Göknur Shanal voice
Naresh Jirel bansuri
Regan Awale sarod
David Gautam bass guitar
Ashesh Rai tabla
Yogesh Bhandari percussion


The program will include some of the most loved traditional and festive masterpieces from the Subcontinent, including Nadia, prayer for Goddess Durga, Deusi Bailo, Ore Piya, Malhar Raga, Bumbro Bumbro, as well as a number of surprises.