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526, CH/039/0157
Community History Collection

Speaker: Suchdeva, Subhash, 1939 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Teacher
Speaker: Vadnerkar, S, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Recalls that in late 1960s there was very little South Asian cultural life in Leicester, people used cinemas a lot. Describes taking schoolchildren to dance competitions and events, one at the Albert Hall, London. Explains how teaching Bhangra, film songs, helped children have pride in language/culture, which was important in early 1970s. Comments that in Kenya, this sense of culture was already present in schools. States belief that children benefit from exposure to culture. Talks about development work in Leicester's schools.
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Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 7/1/1996
Playing time: 40 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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