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Manipur’s iconic folk artist Mangka sets to tour Switzerland and France

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Apr 3:

Manipur’s iconic folk artist Mangka Mayanglambam, who have given the taste of Manipuri folk songs and music across the world is once more set mesmerise the music lovers of Switzerland and France.
Mangka Myanglambam will be on tour to Switzerland and France from April 11 to April18. The iconic folk artist, from Laihui Ensemble will be accompanied by her father Oja Mangangsana Mayanglambam, an artistic director at Laihui, who will provide musical and vocal support. Nirupa Sanjenbam, Head of Projects, MaolKeki Foundation had officially announced to provide management support during the tour which is designed to raise awareness of Manipur and Manipuri arts and culture to the European countries.
Mangka will perform at three locations in Switzerland and two in France, and the tour will include a collaborative session with Mr. Enrico Lenzin, a well-known Swiss Alphorn player, and Ms. Angela Sofia Sterzer, a Franco-German artist who teaches Manipuri dance in Paris.
This will be the first collaboration between Manipuri and Swiss artists to create a unique form of music from the Pena, a single-stringed traditional Manipuri instrument, and the Alphorn, a traditional Swiss wind instrument.
The highlights of the tour will be a performance at the India Day Event in Riehen, Basel Stadt, Switzerland, on April 15, 2023 and another one at the Caveau du Café littéraire, Saint Louis, France, on April 14, 2023 both of which are open to the public. Other sessions are invitation-only and include a workshop at the Swiss TPH, Allschwil, Switzerland, a Masterclass at the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse, Saint Louis, France, and a function in Bern, Switzerland.
The tour is being supported and enabled by various entities namely, the Government of Manipur, Manipur State Tourism Department, the European Manipuri Association, the Association of Friends of India Basel, Riehen Lebenskultur, Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt, MaolKeki Foundation and Balmetica™: Swiss Made Physiotherapy Cream.
MaolKeki Foundation, which is providing management support is a pioneering organization established with the purpose of catalysing positive development in Manipur, India. The Foundation is registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, and more information can be found at http://www.maolkekifoundation.org.

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