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IU First Thursdays celebrates Holi in honor of ‘India Remixed’

Mar 5, 2018

The Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council used its inaugural First Thursdays Festival of the year to recognize Holi, a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of spring. The event was in coordination with “India Remixed,” the council’s semesterlong Global Arts and Humanities Festival celebrating Indian arts and culture.

The event, which took place in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union, featured performances by Red Baraat, Hoosier Raas, HooSher Bangra and more. Festival-goers participated in games and crafts and enjoyed delicious, Indian-inspired food. The celebration culminated in the headlining band, Red Baraat, parading audiences from Alumni Hall to Dunn Meadow for a color toss, the hallmark of Holi.

India Remixed events will continue on the Bloomington campus throughout the semester.

Jhanak dance group performs
HooSher Bhangra performing at Alumni Hall

Photos by Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

Red Baraat performs at First Thursdays
The trumpet player from Red Baraat

Photos by Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

Red Baraat leads audiences on a parade through Dunn Meadow
Red Baraat plays music on the balcony of the IMU

Photos by Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

Students toss colored powder in Dunn Meadow
Students throw colored powder on each other

Photos by Chaz Mottinger, IU Communications

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