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MummyJi Presents - Ep.2 feat. The Tuts, Muntaqa & Kuran

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Here’s the second episode of ‘MummyJi Presents’ from Rifco Arts and Watford Palace Theatre for The Space!

Watch Here: http://thespace.org/items/e00010gc

Continuing on her mission to find and launch British Asian talent, MummyJi invites three more talented acts to her house for a cup of tea and a chat. This week features interviews and performances from indie girl band The Tuts, body popper Muntaqa Dar and singer-songwriter Kuran Dohil. All acts will be performing at ‘MummyJi Presents Live Show’ at Watford Palace Theatre on October 11th 2012 which will be streamed live on The Space.

The Tuts

The Tuts are a young three-piece female punk, ska and indie band from Middlesex who have been drumming up a musical storm since school. Making up the band is Nadia – guitarist, singer, songwriter, Harriet – bassist, backing vocals, songwriter and drummer Beverley. A high-energy band with rockstar presence and style, their music is eclectic and pleasantly loud.

Muntaqa Dar

Young talented urban dancer, Muntaqa is self-taught and ‘Kingston’s Got Talent’ winner. He started dancing from a young age, imitating moves he would see on TV and in music videos. Body popping is a dance style where the dancer contracts and relaxes their muscles in a sequence showing agility and flexibility. Muntaqa hopes to become a professional dancer and has been performing at regional events and competitions.

Kuran Dohil

Kuran is a budding young artist with a big voice. Only 17, she is currently studying Music, Musical Theatre and Dance. Creative and driven, she aspires to be a professional performing artist. As well as a singing, Kuran is a keen songwriter and pens and performs her own songs. Her influences include Adele, Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey and Ed Sheeran, hints of which can be heard in her own soulful music.

On Thursday, 11th October 2012, the stage at Watford Palace Theatre will be converted into MummyJi’s larger than life, bright and extravagant desi living room; ready to host a variety of spectacular performances and comedy for ‘MummyJi Presents Live Show’. Join MummyJi and her friends for an evening of entertainment and laughter in true Rifco Arts style. Watch dazzling performances and support new talent; from beautiful Hindi singing to girl power Rock, Sufi to soul, electrifying body popping to energetic Bhangra and plenty more! Tickets are on sale now via: www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk

The show will also be breaking new ground. For the first time audiences will be able to enjoy all the splendour and amusement of a Rifco Arts show from anywhere in the world as it is streamed live and direct from Watford Palace Theatre as it happens. To watch the show online simply log onto The Space website www.thespace.org from 8pm on Thursday, 11th October 2012.

The Space is a free digital, pop-up arts service, developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC, that transforms the way people connect with, and experience, arts and culture. Rifco Arts are one of 53 successful arts organisations that have been commissioned to create original content for The Space.

Log onto on The Space throughout September and October for the ‘MummyJi Presentsonline series:

· Episode 1 online now: Sufi and Qawwali influenced singer Ali Abbas, classical Indian musician Soumik Datta and Bhangra fusion group Asian Street Remix - http://thespace.org/items/e0000urs

· Episode 3 from 5th October: Ministry of Dhol, Hindi singer-songwriter Rita Morar and deaf Bollywood dancer Nehal Bhogaita.

MummyJi Presents’ is brought to you by the same team behind successful shows like ‘Britain’s Got Bhangra’, ‘There’s something about Simmy’ and ‘Where’s my desi soulmate?’. The show is directed and written by Pravesh Kumar. MummyJi is played and devised by Rifco Arts favourite - Rina Fatania.

Tickets are on sale now for ‘MummyJi Presents’ Live at the Watford Palace Theatre on 11th October 2012. For tickets call 01923 225 671 or buy online at www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk