Monday, 7 May 2012

Raghu Dixit performs for the Queen at Windsor Castle

Raghu Dixit has arrived in England to perform at ‘All the Queen’s Horses: A Diamond Jubilee Special’, part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

It will be a solo performance by Raghu, who will be joined by his dancer-wife Mayuri Upadhya and a number of other dancers for the event which aims to celebrate the Queen’s lifelong love of all things equestrian as well as the relationship between Britain and its’ commonwealth.

Artists from a number of commonwealth countries will join Raghu and the likes of Sanjeev Bhaskar, Omid Djalili, Dame Helen Mirren, Susan Boyle, vocal quartet Il Divo, US classical violinist David Garrett and South African actors from the hit West End musical Lion King.

The theatrical extravaganza will also reportedly feature hundreds of horses and be filmed on the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 13.

A delighted Raghu tweeted: "After several visits to London, I can finally say 'I am off to London to see the Queen' and actually meet Her Majest!'.

The show's director and producer Simon Brooks Ward told the Press Association: "We have been overwhelmed by the goodwill and support from stars across the globe, who each have their own personal memories of the Queen, and share an enormous amount of love and respect for her work.

Raghu’s appearance at the festival is further evidence of his increasing popularity in the United Kingdom.
Having won over British hearts with its wonderfully soulful performance on Live with Jools Holland in 2010, the band has performed at a number of high profile events in the UK, including Glastonbury and Alchemy at Southbank.

In April, the band performed at the 2012 Alchemy Festival as well as at OneFest in Wiltshire and the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

-    UKAsian Staff

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