Description: ICMA Foundation, in collaboration with Stanford University, brings you a unique cross-platform, cultural experience! Accomplished North Indian classical vocalist Mahesh Kale teams up with Professor Anna Schultz (Department of Music, Stanford University) to explore a powerful devotional song and storytelling tradition of western India - the Kirtan. Originating from the region of Maharashtra, with deep roots in devotion and the communitarian experience, the Kirtan has withstood the test of time, emerging as a powerful simultaneous medium for art, expression, spirituality and identity.In this audio-visual presentation, you will witness videos clips by eminent personalities in the field, experience dazzling renditions of Kirtan and Abhang performed by Mahesh Kale and group, with accompanying artists - Suryaksha Deshpande (Tabla) and Anand Karve (Harmonium) - while Prof. Anna Schultz will walk you through the historical landscape of this ancient art form.This event is co-sponsored by Stanford Arts Initiative, ICMA Foundation, Stanford University Department of Music and Stanford Center for South Asia.Don't miss this opportunity to experience the Kirtan in living, breathing form!More info at www.icmafoundation.org
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