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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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...
Celebrating 50 Years of The Ali Akbar College of Music

Celebrating 50 Years of The Ali Akbar College of Music

Imagine being raised as a child with the narrow, cluttered stretches of a dark backstage as your playground; bright lights and waves of booming applause tick as steady as a metronome through my memories. I had two homes: the home where I ate my cereal each morning and...
ACIT Seattle To Receive $10,000 NEA Grant

ACIT Seattle To Receive $10,000 NEA Grant

Seattle, WA, February 2018 – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently recommended a $10,000 Art Works award to the Anindo Chatterjee Institute of Tabla Seattle (ACIT Seattle), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting tabla drumming and Hindustani...
A Concert for Vision

A Concert for Vision

Sankara Eye Foundation (SEF) in their continued efforts to eradicate curable blindness in India organized a fundraising musical night with popular Bollywood singers Kumar Sanu and Sadhana Sargam on December 17, 2017 in San Jose. Funds from the concert fed into SEF’s...