Saturday, March 16, 2013

Stories from India (16th March 2013)

We had Zaraawar Mistry (from Dreamland Arts) performing stories from India at SILC today. All of us - kids and adults alike - had lot of fun listening to his mastery in story telling, mesmerized by his facial expressions, laughing the guts out to his wit and humor. He told three stories today - story of Bhasmasura from Hindu mythology, a story from panchatantra and finally witty tales of Akbar and Birbal. Interwoven into the cultural aspects of the storytelling are a series of questions and clever riddles that encourage children to learn about geography, history, culture and creative puzzle solving. Greg Herriges provided live musical accompaniment on the guitar, bouzouki (Greek lute) and zither. Those who missed the show today, you can take a peek at the pictures. If you want to get a copy of the audio CD of the stories, you can get it from this link

Thank you Zaraawar for your show at SILC. And thank you Greg for your music.