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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Madras Music Season In Chennai, 2016-17

Delighted to have received confirmation that thanks to a Canada Council Grants to Artists I will be able to continue my exploration of Asian music that began with Balinese music in 2012 and continued with Korean traditional music in 2013 and Thai music in 2014. This grant will allow me to attend the Madras Music Season, which is the largest music festival in the world and is devoted to South Indian classical music. Spanning some six weeks, large and small kutcheris (Carnatic music concerts) are performed, totaling around 1500 individual performances by various renowned and amateur artists. This will take place next December-January in Chennai. It promises to be a powerful initiation into an exotic musical universe.

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