Amritsar: It was rare sight of Punjabi and Columbian music fusion as the artists from the two countries shared stage at Khalsa College Public School (KCPS) during the 5th Khalsa College International Folk Festival-2017. The mesmerizing performance by Columbian Mexican dance troupe Cacica Dulima took the stage to storm by their performances with their an hour-long magical performances.
The festival organized by the Khalsa College Governing Council (KCGC) in collaboration with Punjab Cultural Promotion Council (PCPC) witnessed the inter-cultural folks of the Latinos and Punjab. Wearing their traditional, colourful dresses, the Columbian took to the stage with full enthusiasm and won the heart with their foot-tapping dances and melodious singing.
Apart from the music, the theatrical presentation by the School of Dance, San Antonio, Columbia touched the nerves as they gave folk presentations of their native country through the meticulously choreographed orchestration of farmers in jolly mood during harvesting and mountain dance of love. They were intermingled with the local students and performed Punjabi folklore together as the schools’ Bhangra, folk singing and Gatka (Sikh martial art) dominated the stage.
Chief Guest at the occasion KCGC honouarry secretary and patron of the Folk Festival Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina described the festival as an opportunity for the artists of two different countries to forge international peace and friendship through art and music. Principal KCPS Amarjit Singh Gill earlier welcomed guests and artists saying that they were proud to host the festival.
PCPC chief Dr. Davinder Singh Chhina said such inter-cultural festival provide opportunity for students to interact and perform together for better the inter-cultural exchange programs. He said the festival was the 5th festival in the series and the KCGC believes in promoting international cooperation through the exchange of artists. The five alumnus of the historic Khalsa College Bhupinder Singh Holland, Daljit Singh Sandhu, Avtar Singh Bhullar ADC, Kapurthala, Inder Singh Jamu, Bibi KIranpreet Kaur Dhami were given the special awards.
Were also given the honours for their contribution to He said Mexican artists group was headed by Director Molina Figurioa and included Harold, Rico, JE Unego, S Betancourt, JC Aiias, CI Gozeman, Ivan, Diego, Adiiana, Corolina, Loilina, Brenda, and Simena. KCGC additional honourary secretary Swinder Singh Kathunnagal, Gunbir Singh, SS Abdal, Nirmal Singh, member Gurmohinder Singh were present along with principals of various educational institutions and staff members.