Indian culture at ‘Raga at the REACH’

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The Kennedy Center is hosting a free 3-day festival to celebrate Indian music, arts and dance.

Have you always dreamed of learning to dance like a Bollywood starlet? Does a morning of meditation seem like happiness to you? “Raga on the REACH” combines all of this and more in a single event.

This 3-day extravaganza, organized by Raga district, will be a colorful riot of sights and sounds of India. Visitors can enjoy the entertainment on the main stage or browse the arts and crafts market in the square. Early morning yoga, are you tempted?

Event details

Health and safety instructions will be applied throughout the event. Unvaccinated visitors should wear face covers and those vaccinated are encouraged to wear them as well when social distancing is not possible. REACH is a combined indoor / outdoor annex of the Kennedy Center performance space, separate from the central building.

Know before you go

  • Seating and ceiling shade will be limited. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnic blankets or portable seats (no more than 36 inches high).
  • Carpooling is one of the best ways to get directly to Kennedy Center. The nearest metro station is Foggy Bottom.
  • Admission is free, but the organizers will be watching the crowds for capacity. Sign up online to receive updates on the schedule for the date you wish to attend.
  • If you plan to participate in the yoga, dance or meditation sessions, dress comfortably and bring your yoga mat.

Will you attend Raga at REACH? What are you excited to see? Let us know in the comments.

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