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Raga Revelry | Film Screening and Discussion with Shreedevi Thacker | Special Guest: Chandrika Tandon
October 4, 2018, 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Raga music has become increasingly popular as audiences are drawn to this North Indian classical tradition. The film, Raga Revelry, is an introduction to the centuries-old philosophy and beautiful sound that evokes a vivid range of emotions and moods and invites the listener to transcend their personality self.
The viewer is transported to the heart of Indian culture through one man’s journey to create a permanent sanctuary in modern India for this rich music. Vijay Kichlu, a renowned musicologist and the recipient of India’s highest recognition for a practicing artist, explains the fundamental music appreciation concepts within melody (raga) and rhythm (tala) that enhance the listener’s pleasure and enjoyment. The Rasa – the essence or soul of this music – is palpably felt in the interviews and performances by some of India’s best-known artists as well as in the revelry and camaraderie between the musicians.
Shreedevi Thacker is an independent filmmaker, writer and producer based in New York City. She was inspired by the desire to share the philosophy and spirituality inherent in Indian traditions and created Raga Revelry: A Journey through North Indian Classical Music currently in worldwide distribution for both retail and academic markets. In addition to developing other film projects, she is involved in technology solutions and consulting.
Special Guest: Chandrika Tandon
Introductions by Radha S. Hegde (NYU).
Seats are limited! Please RSVP here.
Trailer and more information at www.ragarevelry.com
A 2-DVD set of the film with bonus music appreciation tracks will be available at a discount at the event.
For questions, please contact Sowmitha Srinivasan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
***There will be a wine and cheese reception at the event.***