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MITHAS Presents TM Krishna (Carnatic Vocal)

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MITHAS presents:

TM Krishna (Carnatic Vocal)
RK Shriramkumar (Violin)
K Arun Prakash (Mridangam)

Sunday October 7, 2018 at 4PM

MIT Kresge Auditorium


Buy your tickets or renew your MITHAS membership today!

General admission: starting at $30

MITHAS Members: FREE! (Please stay tuned for a seat reservation form later this week)

Students with a valid ID: FREE!

Buy tickets today!

Or renew your membership (starting at $75) for free admission to this and four other MITHAS concerts this Fall!

Contact us at mithas@mithas.org with any questions!

As a public intellectual, Krishna speaks and writes about issues affecting the human condition and about matters cultural. Krishna has started and is involved in many organizations whose work is spread across the whole spectrum of music and culture. He has co-authored Voices Within: Carnatic Music – Passing on an Inheritance, a book dedicated to the greats of Karnatik music. His path-breaking book A Southern Music – The Karnatik Story, published by Harper Collins in 2013 was a first-of-its-kind philosophical, aesthetic and socio-political exploration of Karnatik Music. For this he was awarded the 2014 Tata Literature Award for Best First Book in the non-fiction category. His long-form essay MS understood, for The Caravan was featured in The Caravan Book of Profiles, as one of their “twelve definitive profiles.” It has been translated into Tamil and published as a book ‘Katrinile Karainda Tuyar’ by Kalachuvadu Publications.

He is the driving force behind the Urur-Olcott Kuppam Festival and the Svanubhava initiative, and has been part of inspiring collaborations, such as the Chennai Poromboke Paadal with environmentalist Nityanand Jayaraman, performances with the Jogappas (transgender musicians) and bringing on to the concert stage the poetry of Perumal Murugan. In 2016, Krishna received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of ‘his forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions’. In 2017 he received the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Award for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country. In 2017, he has also received the Professor V Aravindakshan Memorial Award for connecting Carnatic music with the common man.

His new book ‘Reshaping Art’ published by Aleph Book Company, asks important questions about how art is made, performed and disseminated and addresses crucial issues of caste, class and gender within society while exploring the contours of democracy, culture and learning.

Music lovers will be able to celebrate 25 years of Indian classical music and dance at a MITHAS (MIT Heritage of South Asia) anniversary event with TM Krishna. MITHAS is excited to present TM Krishna this Sunday at Kresge Auditorium at 4PM. Purchase your tickets today at www.mithas.org/tmk

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