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This year we are celebrating India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Midday Artist Series presents
Shea Center for Performing Arts
Branan Dubh from Australia and Inoue Sou from Japan will be performing dhrupad, an ancient form of Indian classical music, as part of the Midday Artists series on Tuesday, November 12 at 12:30 pm in Shea Auditorium. This concert is a preview of the University’s annual Cross Cultural Festival which is held in the spring and will be focusing on the arts of south Asia.
This music, which is both vocal and instrumental, intends to induce feelings of peace and contemplation in the listener. The word Dhrupad is derived from "Dhruva", the steadfast North Star (Polaris) and "pada" meaning poetry. It is a form of music that traces its origin to chanting of the ancient text of Sama Veda. From this early chanting, millenniums ago, Dhrupad evolved into the sophisticated classical form of music that it is today.