March 30, 2017

Stittsville will be part of JUNO Week 2017 in Ottawa thanks to Stittsville resident Anjali Patil.

Her proposal for an evening of traditional table and kathak dance reflecting India’s influence on modern day rock ‘n roll was one of only 37 proposals selected by the Ottawa 2017 JUNO host committee and the only one in Stittsville to be selected as an official JUNO 2017 event. There were 185 proposals submitted from across the city.

The event, to be held on Thursday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the ALE Lounge at the Amberwood Golf Club on Springbrook Drive in Stittsville, will feature traditional tabla and kathak performances with a curated playlist illustrating India’s impact on popular music from the Beatles to the present day. This dance and musical event will feature Anjali’s Aroha Fine Arts dance company and will be one of the events leading up to the 2017 JUNO Awards gala ceremony.Kathak dance comes from northern India and is known for its dynamic spins, footwork and expressive use of the face. Tabla is a famous double drum instrument. Although both kathak and tabla are ancient classical Indian art forms, they remain relevant and influential today. That’s why this event “India’s Influence on Modern Day Rock ‘n Roll” promises to be so interesting and intriguing.

Since seating capacity at the ALE Lounge is only 150 people, reserves are required and early reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call 613-831-2442.

JUNO Week 2017 is being hosted in Ottawa from March 27 to April 2, highlighted by a live broadcast of the 46thannual JUNO Awards on TV on Sunday, April 2 from the Canadian Tire Centre.