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India Currents has championed the classical arts of India for the past 32 years. We have played a vital role in the existing cultural landscape of the diasporic Indian. Our Heritage Arts Initiative in partnership with the Bandish Network brings the finest of international opportunities, platforms and artists’ stories right at your digital doorstep. Check out some of our stories here.

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Carnatic Music In A New Flavor

Carnatic Music In A New Flavor

  Rendering the toughest compositions in the most endearing way, with winsome smiles and a casual presence on stage, the Navatman group will have your foot tapping and lips moving  in sync with them. Music lovers are sure to hear a fresh sound in their music. Navatman...
Academics and Artists Unite: A Day on Muthuswami Dikshitar

Academics and Artists Unite: A Day on Muthuswami Dikshitar

UC Davis hosted a symposium on the celebrated Carnatic composer Muthuswami Dikshitar on April 7th 2018 which brought together academics, performers, and rasikas in one space to examine and celebrate his life and contribution. Dr. Archana Venkatesan, Chair, Department...
Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

Sarod Maestro Rajeev Taranath Interview

One of India’s foremost classical musicians, Rajeev Taranath is a master of the sarod. His career spanning over four decades, has drawn accolades from critics and audiences throughout the world. A distinguished disciple of the late legendary maestro Ustad Ali Akbar...
The Magical Strings of Josh Feinberg

The Magical Strings of Josh Feinberg

Friends belonging to the Ekswar group had arranged a sitar concert of an artist who I had known only through Facebook. The musical evening was arranged as an almost private baithak on a terrace with a cozy ambience. I had never met the musician before, and so I was...
The Parting: Remembering 1947

The Parting: Remembering 1947

I noticed my mother had started to cry softly when we went to see Gurinder Chadha’s Partition era film The Viceroy’s House (2017). “Always, there is violence against women’s bodies,” she said, as if trying to make sense of the senseless. A line from the poetry of...

A View of London’s Easter Ragas

              A festival of classical and contemporary Indian music By Tara Arts and Sama Arts Earth floor – 7 concerts – 50 musicians over 3 days On the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ trip to India, which revolutionised the perception of Indian music, Tara Theatre...