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.
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Value of each ticket: $20. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.