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507, CH/028/0145
Community History Collection

Speaker: Raithatha, Pritti, 1960 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Dance tutor
Speaker: Vadnerkar, S, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Describes attending packed Navratri celebration at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, having arrived from Uganda, 1972. Recalls preparing Raas Garba for Navratri, various dances, performing at De Montfort Hall, Granby Halls. Reflects on differences with Uganda, changes over last 20 years. States belief that music & dance are important for culture. Recalls choreographing at Sir Jonathan North school, age 13; learning Kathak with Nilima Devi; taking dance into schools in the 1980s.
Place of birth: Uganda
Education: Sir Jonathan North, Leicester
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 11/1/1996
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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