Ilford gets a little taste of cultural music from around the world

PUBLISHED: 11:37 12 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:16 12 November 2013

Jyotsna Srikanth has been playing the violin since she was five-years-old

Jyotsna Srikanth has been playing the violin since she was five-years-old


The London International Arts Festival visited Ilford earlier this month, where the music of different cultures was brought together.

Music from across the globe including jazz, classical, folk, contemporary were performed by various acts from the area, as well as from around the globe.

The festival, run by Dhruv Arts, will be moving to different theatres throughout the month but started its journey at the Kenneth More Theatre in Oakfield Road, Ilford.

The event on November 3 was organised by violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, 40, from Ley Street, Ilford who was taught how to play violin by her mum when she was five.

Jyotsna has now performed in national shows including the BBC Proms and she added: “It will hopefully introduce new music from around the world to people from the local area.”

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