Heritage Arts

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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Unknown Giant

Unknown Giant

TANMOY BOSE, Solo Tabla. Available at www.bolrecords.com Unless it receives the patronage of kings and maharajas, serious art has a diffi-cult time surviving in the marketplace. All of the attention usually falls on a few stars, whose work is admired but rarely...
Man Without a Country

Man Without a Country

BEYOND SKIN. Outcaste Records. PROPHECY. V2 Music. Both albums produced, arranged and composed by Nitin Sawhney. Both albums available in America only in the import sections of certain record stores. Many years ago, I met a dark-skinned young woman in a sari at a...
Young Doctors in Love

Young Doctors in Love

ARMAAN. Director: Honey Irani. Players: Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Gracy Singh, Randhir Kapoor. Theatrical release. In the make-believe medical world depicted in Armaan, actors unconvincingly utter phrases like “I have never seen a complicated case...
Slide Synergy

Slide Synergy

REFLECTION OF LOVE. Debashish Bhattacharya, Hindustani Classical Music on Slide Guitar with Subhashis Bhattacharya, tablas. Ragashree Music. MAHIMA. Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman Slide Guitars, with Subhashis Bhattacharya, tablas, and Sutapa Bhattacharya,...
From Realization to Liberation

From Realization to Liberation

LIBERATION. Karsh Kale with his band Realize and special guests Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell, and the Madras Chamber Orchestra. Six Degrees Records. Available at most record stores and at www.sixdegreesrecords.comMany of us who play instruments, or grew up listening to...
Community of Rhythm

Community of Rhythm

SACRED DRUMS OF INDIA. Subash Chandran (ghatam and drum recitations), Ganesh Kumar (kanjira), Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla), and Jim Santi Owen (Trap set). Recorded Aug. 27, 2002, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA. Available at www.artbazaar.biz/riyaz...