Indian Vocal Recitals To Be Held Oct. 25
October 21, 2003 --
In the North Indian classical music tradition, the human
voice is regarded as the most precious and subtlest of all instruments,
designed to praise the Creator.
Saturday, Oct. 25, Pandit Laxmi G. Tewari, a versatile singer
and ethnomusicologist, will present two classical Indian vocal
programs in Garrett Hall Commons Room at the University of Virginia.
He will present “Morning Ragas” at 10 a.m. and “Evening
Ragas” at 8 p.m. It is a rare opportunity for an American
audience to hear morning ragas, as concerts are seldom held so
early in the day. Tewari will be accompanied by musicians from
the Washington area, Humayun Khan on the harmonium and Debu Nayak
on tabla. Tickets ($10 per concert, $15 for both) for the general
public will be available at the door. There is no charge to U.Va.
students with student ID cards.
who teaches at Sonoma State University, has conducted field research
in India, Turkey
and Trinidad, and collected old
and traditional stories from older musicians in Indian communities
around the world.
Friday, Oct. 24, Tewari will speak at a colloquium in the Department
of Music in 107 Cabell Hall on “South
Asian Indentured Diaspora in Trinidad and Tobago and Fiji:
A Story of Survival and Success.”
more information, contact the Center for South Asian Studies
at (434) 924-8815.