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Saturday University: Musical Arts of Rajasthan

Oct 20 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Musical Arts of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy, Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles

Lively and refined musical traditions from the Jodhpur and Jaisalmer regions of Rajasthan, northwestern India, have developed and flourished over many generations of discerning patronage. This talk will introduce lineages of musicians who perform inherited song repertoires with string and percussion accompaniment, with video excerpts and live demonstration.

About the Presenter

Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy is Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. For over 30 years Catlin-Jairazbhoy has studied classical and folk musics in India, where she continues to perform Western classical and Indian-influenced contemporary musics in concerts, oratorios, schools and orphanages, and on All India Radio. Her career is dedicated full-time to music scholarship, field research and documentation, community advocacy, and performance, integrating her Western classical vocal training with non-classical, non-Western music.

In addition to fieldwork with musicians in Rajasthan, she has also conducted extensive research in Karnataka (South India) and with African-Indian Sidi performers from Gujarat (western India).

After studying at the Peabody Conservatory, she earned her B.A. from Vassar College, M.Mus. from Yale University, and Ph.D. from Brown University.

Please note: South Hall doors open at 9:30 AM.


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206.442.8480 [email protected]

Full series tickets: $95; SAM members $50
Individual lecture tickets available at the door: $11, SAM members $6; free at the door for students with ID
Please arrive to your seat 10 minutes before the program starts, or your seat may be released.

Photo: Amy Catlin-Jairazbhoy

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