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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

The Multi-Culture Series

This eclectic collection of award-winning programs promotes the understanding and appreciation of ethnicity, diversity and multiculturalism. Programs available on 13 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 13-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or Click for more

Indo-American Fair (Mela)

Indo-American Fair (Mela)

Indian Americans are a fast-growing ethnic group in the United States; the country's third largest Asian American group after Chinese Americans and Filipino Americans. The Indo-American Fair (a.k.a. Mela - means "gathering"), which takes place annually in Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ, is a huge festival organized to celebrate and to share the art, culture and heritage of India. This program documents the eighth year of the fair, which has established itself as a premier cultural event that promotes area artists and performers, allowing them the opportunity to display their work or perform on stage to promote the cause of cultural diversity. As we stroll the grounds we discover that the fair showcases Indian art and handicrafts, costume jewelry, traditional dresses, various wares, and, of course, delicious Indian cuisine. We see Bollywood star Kulraaj Anand, who welcomes all to enjoy the festivities; we view Sunny Singh, master of the dhol, the Indian double-sided barrel drum performed; then we enjoy highlights of a variety of traditional dances performed by members of leading Indian dance schools, which were coordinated by Arun Anand and presented by Vasanthi Subramanian, a distinguished Bharatyanatyam dancer and choreographer. Produced by Ethan Lefkowitz Productions. 2009 IJSCA 25 min.
Also See: A Dance the Gods Yearn to Witness: Bharata Natyam; Festivals and Rituals

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