Nationally recognised theatre venture Rifco Arts along with prestigious Watford Theatre have embarked on an interesting project – to find upcoming British Asian talent on a one-of-a-kind digital platform. The highly anticipated programme to discover and launch British Asian talent ‘MummyJi Presents’ will be showcased on experimental digital arts media service, The Space, and is already gathering media attention.
‘MummyJi Presents’ is the UK’s first digital series geared towards discovering British Asian talent and presenting them to a national audience on a live show. Providing performers across Britain the unique opportunity to present their skills on this new creative platform in a three part series, ‘MummyJi Presents’ promises to be an entertaining and fun-filled show for audience across the country!
The character of ‘MummyJi’ – a high-brow Indian aunty – has been devised and played to perfection by critically-acclaimed theatre actress Rina Fatania. Over three episodes, MummyJi will introduce the best of British Asian talent on her show, right from her living room, before a grand live finale at the Watford Theatre on 11 October 2012. This is a unique creative venture that allows audiences not just in Britain but across the world to indulge in the magic of Rifco Arts right from their living room with live streaming!
After a grueling nationwide search, MummyJi has selected her top nine acts who will be introduced over the three episodes and hope to win the audiences’ heart before the final live show scheduled for the 11 October.
To watch the show online simply log onto The Space website www.thespace.org from 8pm on Thursday, 11th October 2012.
Below is a synopsis for ‘MummyJi Presents’ three episode series:
- Episode 1 from 21st September: Sufi and Qawwali influenced singer Ali Abbas, classical Indian musician Soumik Datta and Bhangra fusion group Asian Street Remix
- Episode 2 from 28th September: Indie girl band The Tuts, body popper Muntaqa Dar and singer-songwriter Kuran Dohil
- Episode 3 from 5th October: Ministry of Dhol, Hindi singer-songwriter Rita Morar and deaf Bollywood dancer Nehal Bhogaita.
Tickets are on sale now for ‘MummyJi Presents’ Live at the Watford Palace Theatre on 11th October 2012. For tickets call 01923 225 671 or buy online at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk
You can find out more about ‘MummyJi Presents’ here.
The Space is a collaboration betweeb Arts Council England and the BBC to help to transform the way people connect with, and experience, arts and culture.