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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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Who’s Afraid of Dhrupad?

Who’s Afraid of Dhrupad?

Dhrupad Vocal. Gundecha Brothers. Sundaram records. Available at www.dhrupad.org Hindustani musicians often speak of dhrupad the same way that jazz musicians speak of the blues: It is the root, the source from which their music springs, and to which each musician must...

East Meets West Indies

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Shabaz

Shabaz

SHABAZ. Mondo Rhythmica Records. Available at most record stores and at www.mondomelodia.com   I’ll admit that I jumped to a few wrongconclusions when I saw that the Ali Khan Band had changed their name to Shabaz. Their newest album on the Mondo Rhythmica label...

Musician and Scholar

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Kings or Gypsies?

Kings or Gypsies?

Dhola Maru. Maharaja. Sounds True STA M114D. Available at most record stores. They once called themselves Musafir, which means “traveler,” or “pilgrim.” Now they call themselves Maharaja, which, as every westerner knows means...

Rules of Thumri

<img width=”140″ height=”140″ border=0 alt=”” align=”left” hspace=”10″ vspace=”10″ src=/directory/getdata.asp?about_id=ac4cd63d92e48228cd2f90dbb7a9ca77-1> RANGMALLIKA: A Colorful Garden by...