Community History Collection
Speaker: Mattani, Priti, 1959 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Dancer
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Compares South Asian cultural life in Leicester with London when came to Leicester around 1981. Mentions applying for post at Phoenix Arts promoting South Asian dance, dance tutor Nilima Devi working in community, work done developing dance in schools. Talks about setting up Shruti Arts, 1983, to promote South Asian classical and semi-classical dance & music. Mentions importance of culture for community, increasing involvement of people. Gives opinions on changing cultures of young people. Talks further about development of dance & music, Shruti Arts, early event at Soar Valley College.
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Marital Status: Married, Children:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 11/12/1995
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
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