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Kamran Asdar Ali, Director WCH 4.132, Mailcode G9300, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3550

Musical Performance

Tue, April 14, 2009 • 4:45 PM • Jessen Auditorium (HRH)

April 13-14th the Hindi Urdu Flagship will host a festival of both live and filmed performances of Kabir poetry and song. Events are free and open to the public.

Prahlad Singh Tipanya sings and plays the tambura (a five-stringed plucked and strummed instrument originally from Rajasthan), and kartal (a wood and metal instrument, two pieces struck together to make a tambourine-like sound, played with the fingers of the left hand). His younger son Vijay Tipanya sings with him and plays manjira (small cymbals); his older son Ajay Tipanya plays dholak (two-headed drum); his brother Ambaram Tipanya plays manjira, kartal, and sometimes harmonium; Devnarayan Sarolia plays violin. In addition to the official accompanying singer, all are likely to join in on the singing.

More info on the film, filmmaker, and performers is available at The Kabir Project website.

Sponsored by: Hindi Urdu Flagship, ICCR, South Asia Institute, Butler School of Music and Stanford University Center for South Asia


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