|Reminiscent of Cinco de Mayo festival.|
|Made entirely of thin wrapped wire.|
Along with the various cultural foods and crafts, the festival had three stages on which various cultures would perform throughout the day. Call me ignorant, but I've always thought Indian music had a very eccentric beauty about it, and I often wish I could rock a sari like an Indian woman. I believe the woman in the video I shot is Nirmala Rajasekar, and the instrument she is playing is called a veena. She played it beautifully, and didn't miss a beat when they began to improv. As she explained, many of the songs they played were meant to be just that- improvisations. It was well worth it for the mere ten dollars we spent on the entrance fee, and the food was well-portioned, and inexpensive, so we had a chance to try everything our hearts desired (hence my being miserable). I spent under thirty dollars on trinkets, found exactly what I was after, and passed out on the ride home, so I would label this a successful venture.