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Tibetan folk singer-songwriter Techung will host a free workshop on Tibetan music and dance tonight, 5-8 pm, in Krinovitz Recital Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh.  Photo: Techung
Tibetan folk singer-songwriter Techung will host a free workshop on Tibetan music and dance tonight, 5-8 pm, in Krinovitz Recital Hall, SUNY Plattsburgh. Photo: Techung

Techung brings Tibetan folk music to Plattsburgh

Tibetan folk and freedom singer-songwriter Techung and his band will perform Friday night at SUNY Plattsburgh. The event is part of the band's tour of New York, and includes a performance in Carnegie Hall next week, where he'll perform alongside Philip Glass, Iggy Pop and others.

Techung will also hold a free workshop on Tibetan music and dance from tonight at SUNY Plattsburgh. The community is invited to stop in, talk one-on-one with the artist; see and try the musical instruments, learn the movement and dance particular to Tibetan cultural groups; and learn about Tibetan song and vocals.  Go to full article
Rangoli decorations, made using coloured powder, are popular during Diwali.  Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Rangoli_of_Lights.jpg">Subharnab Majumdar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Rangoli decorations, made using coloured powder, are popular during Diwali. Photo: Subharnab Majumdar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

SLU hosts Diwali celebration

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, began last night and is celebrated around the world. The five-day event is one of the biggest festivals in India, and often includes food, dancing, parties and lots of colorful lights. The festival symbolizes the victory of light over dark, good over evil.

St. Lawrence University's Asia Club, which helps raise the awareness of Asian culture on campus, is hosting a Diwali celebration on Saturday, November 9 at 5 pm in Eben Holden Hall. Todd Moe spoke with two of the student organizers.  Go to full article
Holi, 1984.  Rajiv Narula and friends celebrate near his childhood home.
Holi, 1984. Rajiv Narula and friends celebrate near his childhood home.

Celebrating Holi, even in ice and snow

This week marks the culmination of spring festivities in India. The last major festival before the end of the lunar year is called Holi, or the Festival of Colors. It's celebrated by music, bonfires, feasts and people throwing colored powder and colored water at each other. In India, flowers are blooming, winter crops have been harvested, houses are cleaned and it's a cause for celebration. Even in the North Country, some celebrate the festival of colors, love and hope.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake man could be deported

A Saranac Lake man faces deportation to India after being arrested by federal agents last month. The Indian national, whose children are U.S. citizens and wife is a permanent resident, was picked up by a task force aimed at clearing a backlog of undocumented foreigners living in the country. Jacob Resneck reports.  Go to full article
Sandip Burman is the only touring tabla tarang player in the world
Sandip Burman is the only touring tabla tarang player in the world

Preview: classical Indian music at SLU

A concert of classical music from India, featuring Sima Burman and Sandip Burman, will be performed tonight (8 pm) in Gilbert Recital Hall, Griffiths Arts Center, at St. Lawrence University. The event is free and open to the public. It will feature a discussion of the music system of India (Raga and Tala) and how that compares to the western system, as well as performances. The tabla is usually played as a rhythm instrument (Tala), in a very complex cycle. Todd Moe asked Sima and Sandip to demonstrate, over the phone, the Indian solfege, or method of singing where each note is sung to a special symbol - think Do, Re, Mi, etc.  Go to full article
Dancer Hari Krishnan
Dancer Hari Krishnan

Classical Dance from South India Comes to SLU

St. Lawrence University sponsors a lecture-demonstration tonight (7 pm) in Griffiths Arts Center on South Indian dance. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

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