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Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival returns September 23


After a hiatus due to COVID-19, the Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival is come back strong September 23 and 25.

Penn State Nritya and Penn State’s Society for Indian Music and Arts (SIMA) announced the festival’s return with four diverse forms of music and dance from across the Indian subcontinent at the HUB Flex Theatre.

The anticipation for the festival is high and will include a performance by SIMA’s own Qawwali troupe. The festival will also include a performance of Bharata Natyam, Hindustani vocal music and Carnatic vocal music, which together with the performance of the Qawwali troupe will constitute four unique recitals.

Tickets are $4.99 for general admission and $4 for Penn State students. Purchases are available up to one hour before the event or online.

To purchase tickets and learn more, visit the festival’s Facebook page.

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