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Friday, September 7, 2012

Carleton Event: Songs of Longing and Liberation

Songs of Longing and Liberation

Concert and lecture/demo by classical Hindustani musicians Kalapini Komkali (vocalist),Raya Korgaokar (harmonium) and Sanjay Deshpande (tabla). Featuring the works of singer-saints, Kabir and Tukaram and the woman singer-saint, Mirabai whose poems of piety and protest are a part of a vibrant performance tradition that began in the Medieval period and continues through to this day.

Date: Monday, September 24th, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Weitz Center for Creativity Theatre, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Series: Politics, Poetics and Piety: Voices from India's Margins - Two events honoring the work of Professor Eleanor Zelliot, Laird Bell Professor of History, emerita.

Professor Zelliot's acclaimed work on India spanned a broad range of topics and centuries. These two events seek to honor her commitment to documenting the poetics, piety and politics of dalits (oppressed castes), those who have often been relegated to the margins and whose histories and voices have often been forgotten. We take inspiration for these events from her extensive writing and research on the Indian saint traditions, as well as Ambedkar and the movements he inspired.

Sponsored by: Asian Studies, History, Religion, Music and the Zelliot Endowment for South Asian Art and Culture

The performance is free and open to the public. If you would like to reserve your free tickets, check the Carleton Asian Studies events site.

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