Sunday, November 10, 2013

Khalsa College students swing to Mexican tunes

AMRITSAR: The young folk dancers of Amritsar\'s Khalsa College on Sunday got an opportunity to match their steps with Mexican singers, who are also trying to cement their cultural ties with US.

New York\'s first and only all-women Mariachi band \" Flor De Toloache\" reached Khalsa College here to kickstart their first-ever India tour on Sunday. They will perform here on Monday.

There was confusion and confidence on the faces of girls as they rehearsed with their Marxian counterparts for the first time, even though they have lot of experience with various forms of Punjabi folk dances.

\"We are here because we believe that we need to reach out to all over India. Besides, for the last 20 years, US and Mexico are trying to make economic ties, but we need to have cultural ties and people to people contact,\" said US embassy\'s north India cultural attache Joshua Polacheck.

A member of the band said that with such initiatives, people of diverse cultures will at least start talking about each other and that she was pleased to perform in Amritsar with girls of Khalsa College.

A young folk dancer of Khalsa College, Sandeep, said it was a good opportunity for her to dance to the Mexican tunes.
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