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Congo Square Jazz Festival to Entertain Kolkata

By January 29, 2009

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In keeping with Kolkata's reputation as the cultural capital of India, the annual Congo Square Jazz Festival provides a wonderful opportunity to catch live performances by renowned jazz artists -- and for less than one dollar!

The Festival is on again this year from January 30 to February 1, at the Dalhousie Institute in Ballygunj. The great thing about it is that its organizer, Congo Square, is a non profit society for the promotion of jazz and blues in India. This keeps the cost of tickets extremely reasonable, and the music enjoyably diverse.

In the past, Congo Square has brought some impressive names in jazz and world music to Kolkata, and this year promises to be no exception. If you love jazz and world music, and you're looking for a worthwhile way to spend your weekend in Kolkata, the Jazz Festival is just the thing! More information and a full program is available on the Congo Square website.

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