[Nwsanet] Calendar,09. 26. 05
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NorthWest South Asia Net Calendar
Distributed by the South Asia Center of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington
There are 8 events on this week's NorthWest South Asia Net Calendar. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.
Sept. 30 - India's impact on American culture: discussion featuring famous
Oct. 1 - Utsav 2005: A Celebration of Music and Dance from India, Day 1
Oct 2 - Utsav 2005: A Celebration of Music and Dance from India, Day 2
Oct. 2 - Utsav 2005: Cellist Nancy Kulkarni, Dhrupad Recital
Oct. 2 – Irshad Khan Concert and Reception
Oct.10- Roger Jeffrey: Religion and fertility debate in India
Oct. 17 - Dr. Narendra Jadhav: Balance Sheet of Financial Sector Reforms in India
Nov. 9-13- Contract jobs for language translators
FROM THE BEATLES TO BOLLYWOOD: India's Impact on American Culture
Friday, Sept. 30, 7 pm: Brechemin Auditorium, UW School of Music. A dialogue and
demonstration on the influence of Indian culture - music, dance, film,
philosophy, clothing, and food - on the United States. The participants show
that India's influence has spanned from an earlier era and continues into the
present. The popularity of Bollywood films and fusion music are a prime example
of this impact. Participants include famed performer Dr. L. Subramaniam, dancer
Joyce Paul, musician/scholar Ramesh Gangolli, musician Brandon McIntosh,
filmmaker Shipa Singru. Spider Kedelsky of Town Hall will be the moderator.
Free, no tickets required. Presented by the UW Ethnomusicology and South Asia
Programs, Town Hall Seattle, Ragamala and Pratidhwani.
Utsav 2005: A Celebration of Music and Dance from India, Day 1
Saturday, October 1 , 1:00 PM Seattle's premier Indian organizations, Ragamala
and Pratidhwani, present Utsav 2005 (Utsav means "festival"), the second annual
festival of Indian performing arts, in collaboration with Town Hall's India in
America programs. This is an opportunity to mingle with local and visiting
artists, learn about Indian performance traditions, and enjoy Indian snacks.
Saturday's program features a tabla demonstration and workshop by Vishal Nagar,
vocal recitals by Arijit Mahalanabis (Hindustani classical) and V. Vankalaya
(Carnatic classical), and a light musical recital by Prasanna Ganpule.
Tickets & info
A single ticket for entry to all afternoon events is $10/$8 for Ragamala,
Pratidhwani and Town Hall members. Tickets at www.ticketweb.com. Visit
www.ragamala.org call 206/525-7728 or 425/736-4652 for more information.
Utsav 2005: A Celebration of Music and Dance from India, Day 2
Sunday, October 2 , 12:00 The second day of Utsav 2005 events showcases a vocal
recital by Sharad Gadre, and dance performances in the Bharatanatyam form by
Kala Ganesh and K Jaykumar, and in Odissi by Sitara Thobani. $8 - $10 Tickets &
A single ticket for entry to all afternoon events is $10/$8 Ragamala,
Pratidhwani and Town Hall members. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.com.
Visit www.ragamala.org or call 206/525-7728 or 425/736-4652 for more info
Utsav 2005: Cellist Nancy Kulkarni, Dhrupad Recital
Sunday, October 2 , 7:00 PM Utsav 2005/India in America, concludes with a
Dhrupad (Indian "early music") recital by the award-winning cellist Nancy
Kulkarni, accompanied by Philip Hollenbeck on pakhawaj (the tranverse Indian
drums of north Indian classical music). Originally trained as a western
classical cellist, Kulkarni studied with Indian Dhrupad maestro Ustad Z.M. Dagar
for 7 years. She is only one of few Westerners to have mastered this style on
cello. She has performed Dhrupad for 20 years at many major international
venues. Philip Hollenbeck, a versatile drummer, has studied pakhawaj with the
master drummer Pandit Amarnath Mishra, and others in India.
Tickets & info
Tickets are $15/$10 Ragamala, Pratidhwani and Town Hall members and are
available at www.ticketweb.com. Visit www.ragamala.org or call 206/525-7728 or
425/736-4652 for more information.
Irshad Khan Concert and Reception
Sunday, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, Plestcheeff Auditorium, Seattle Art Museum.
Irshad Khan is internationally recognized as one of the great sitar players and the leading surbahar (bass sitar) musician of his generation. Audiences are stunned by Irshad Khan’s supreme virtuosity in his rendition of pure classical, folk or world beat/new age music. This remarkable versatility allows him to transcend cultural barriers and turn each performance into a spellbinding and unforgettable experience. This concert will benefit Seattle Art Museum’s Transformation Campaign.
Ticket price: $ 35. For details visit www.seattleartmuseum.org.
Religion and Fertility debate in India
Roger Jeffrey, Monday, 3:30 pm.
Venue: To be announced
Roger Jeffery, Professor, Sociology at the School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh, works on the sociology of population, education and the environment in South Asia. His recent books include “Social and political change in Uttar Pradesh: European perspectives” (edited with Jens Lerche, Delhi, Manohar, 2003); and “Confronting Saffron Demography” (Delhi, Three Essays, forthcoming 2005). For the past 20 years, with Patricia Jeffery, he has been conducting research in village and small- town north India on the relationships between, on the one hand, religious group membership and caste and on the other, childbearing, fertility behavior, gender politics and schooling, in the context of agrarian change and the decline of the state. With Patricia Jeffery he also holds a Wellcome Foundation research grant looking at 20 years of changes in childbearing behavior in two north Indian villages.
Balance Sheet of Financial Sector Reforms in India: Challenges Ahead
Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India
Balmer Hall 303, UW Campus.
Sponsored by the Global Business Center and the South Asia Center.
Contract job opportunities for language translators
The Office of Language Services (OLS) of the U.S. State Department plans to recruit qualified translators for all languages, particularly Asian, Middle Eastern and languages of the former Soviet Union. Recruiters from the organization will test prospective contract translators in Seattle from November 9-13, 2005. Those interested should fax an application and resume to Mr. Kenneth Palnau, at 202/261-8807 and specifically indicate "Seattle testing" on the application.
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Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-3650
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