Raghu Dixit To Perform For The Queen Of England
14 April 2012
It was recently announced that soon to be global music phenomenon Raghu Dixit has been invited to perform for Her Majesty The Queen of England and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh for their spectacular Diamond Jubilee Pageant (marking 60 years of the Queen's reign) this May.
The only musician representing India, Dixit plans to curate a music and dance performance to go alongside his song Mysore Se Aayi which will also feature 12 dancers from Nritarutya, one of India's leading Indian contemporary dance companies, a 70-piece orchestra and 550 of The Queen's horses. The show will be broadcast to over 6 million viewers in the UK and to over 240 countries across the world.
“I am overwhelmed at the opportunity to perform for the Queen and entire Royal Family at Windsor Castle. With such an impressive line up of artists from around the world, I'm sure it will be a fantastic evening. We are putting together a music and dance extravaganza with dancers being choreographed by Mayuri Upadhya from Nritarutya, who will be accompanying me on stage along with all of the Queen's horses. I still can't imagine what that will look like!” - Raghu Dixit
Other artists due to perform at the Pageant include Grammy nominated Susan Boyle, Australian entertainer Rolf Harris and leading South African actors from the West End production The Lion King.
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