Sarangi Sounds at Dawn by Carlos Museum
February 21 - May 9
Experience Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place with an online performance of Indian classical music from the Hindustani Sangeet tradition from Hyderabad, India, performed just after dawn by Muslim artists whose families have carried this musical tradition for many generations.
They perform on the sarangi, a rare, bowed instrument, an example of which featured in the exhibition, and the tabla. The musicians play on-site at a Sufi Dargah, the tomb-shrine of a Muslim mystic named Shaykh Ji Hali Abul Ulai, who died in 1813, against the backdrop of his white marble tomb, an exquisite example of Mughal architectural design.
Scott Kugle, professor of Islamic and South Asia Studies at Emory, introduces the music, musicians, and Islamic architecture of Hyderabad, where he has lived and worked for many years.
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This performance is co-sponsored by the South Asia Seminar Series at Emory University.