Category: culture and languages

Indian music in intercultural education – ISME Glasgow 2016

Whatever we understand and enjoy in human products instantly becomes ours, wherever they might have their origin – Rabindranath Tagore* During this presentation, musical figures from several distinct traditions were explored in a practice-oriented manner. The figures selected are appealing beyond South Asia where

Video | Manickam Yogeswaran on sharing Carnatic music worldwide

Indian music and the west – an account by Sangita Kalanidhi Trichy Sankaran

Mridangam maestro Trichy Sankaran – Photo: courtesy The Hindu The Hindu, 31 Dec. 2011 Tiruvarur to Texas, Carnatic musicians have transcended global cultures, echoing the seven notes to the West. Trichy Sankaran,to be honoured with the Sangita Kalanidhi today, summarises Carnatic

Rabindranath Tagore on new creations: a fundamental human need

“It is not the distinctive quality of man to be a mere repetition of his ancestors. Animals cling to the nests of their effete habits; man expresses himself age after age in new creations.” Rabindranath Tagore in 1931 Tagore on Gandhi, New Delhi 2008,