Sunday, March 4, 2018
The South Asian Music Ensemble is a special repertory ensemble in the Department of Music which explores a variety of classical, vernacular, and popular song styles from the Indian Subcontinent. The ensemble focuses on both vocal technique and instrumentalism, exploring various stylistic features, compositional forms, improvisational practices and performance conventions specific to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and other South Asian diasporas. In the 2017-18 academic year, the ensemble’s performances highlight the raga- and tala-based repertoire of North and South Indian classical music. The ensemble explores music of various devotional traditions and compositional forms, taken from a wide variety of vocal, instrumental, dance, and temple music styles.
This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance at 3:00PM.
This concert is presented by the Global Voices Performing Arts and Lecture Series and the University of Chicago Department of Music, and is supported in part by the Birendra K. and Anila Sinha Fund for Indian Performing Arts at International House.