Indian Fine Arts Society (IFAS) is one of the first and oldest non-profit organisations in Bahrain, promoting art and culture for the past 45 years.
Over the years many maestros of Indian music and dance have performed in the kingdom under the IFAS banner such as Birju Mahraj, Bismilla Khan, M L Vasanthakumari, Bombay Jayashri, Zakir Hussain and more.
As part of its 45th anniversary celebrations, IFAS conducted
‘Sangam’, a weekend cultural bonanza which included a Jugalbandi by leading Indian musicians and a Bharatanatyam performance by a leading proponent of this age-old art form, both held at the Cultural Hall in April.
Attended by a large number of art lovers across the island, the only Bahraini kathak dancer, Khalil Al Ashar, along with his team performed to Sufi music for the first time in the kingdom, strengthening ties and promoting Indo-Bahrain culture.
On September 20, IFAS will host an arangetram, a classical musical event by an upcoming talented artist at IFAS, Master Gaurav Prakash, keeping in line with their goal of promoting young, upcoming talents in the island.
The society will also hold its annual Children’s Cultural Competition on September 27 and 28, where budding talents will get a prestigious platform to showcase their talents in the field of classical and state musical and dance forms including Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Lavani, Manipuri, Odissi, Bhangra and more. Drawing and painting will also be showcased with skits included for the very first time on the IFAS platform.
IFAS requests the Indian diaspora to participate in all its programmes in large numbers, as its success lies in their participation.
For further information on registration, call 39442633, 39301514, 39685173, 39848590 or 32322579. The IFAS welcomes with great privilege Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.