Nine Lives - In Search of the Sacred in Modern South Asia
Featuring William Dalrymple, Paban Das Baul and the Bauls Of Bengal, Shah Jo Raag Fakir, Susheela Raman and Chandu Pannicker Theyyam Dance Group
Please note: Both the Friday AND Saturday performances of Nine Lives is sold-out.
Writer and historian William Dalrymple's latest book, Nine Lives, is subtitled In Search of the Sacred in Modern India. This special concert, curated by the author, brings together music and readings to offer a unique insight into some of the fascinating spiritual and musical traditions that still thrive in the subcontinent despite huge social and economic change.
Performances by the Bauls of Bengal'a group of itinerant mystic minstrels whose beliefs draw on Vaishnavite Hindu and Sufi Muslim thought'and the Shah Jo Raag Fakirs, who sing at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai in Sindh, Pakistan. Susheela Raman offers insight into the Thevaram hymns of Tamil Nadu, and spectacular ritual Theyyam dance from Kerala. Followed by a reception.
In association with Indo-American Arts Council, Inc.
Major support for Nine Lives has been provided by the Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Opportunities Fund. Additional support provided as part of the Creative Voices of Islam in Asia project funded by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
Produced by Teamwork Productions
In association with Indo-American Arts Council Inc and South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA)