Community History Collection
Speaker: Patel, Dullabhbhai, 1933 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Shop owner; Cost clerk;
Speaker: Vadnerkar, S, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Talks about development of South Asian dance and music since arriving in Leicester from East Africa, 1974. Mentions organisaing small scale celebrations in 1970s, starting Shree Sanatan Centre in 1982. States importance of dance, music, language for people's identities. Briefly compares dance and music in India in 1930s, '40s, with East Africa and Leicester. States belief that music and dance help people to enjoy life, reflects on success of teaching in Leicester.
Place of birth: India
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 3 Daughter: 1
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 8/1/1996
Playing time: 20 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: CHCL
Cross Reference: CH/096/0105
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