EVENT CANCELLED: Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event, but hope to reschedule next year.
Join us for a concert of devotional sung poetry from Bengal, featuring the singer Kankana Mitra and khol drummer Dhimadhab Kirtania. The concert will present songs from the genre of padabali kirtan that depict the lilas, or divine play, of the Hindu deities Radha and Krishna. Composed in a number of regional dialects of eastern India during the early modern period, the repertoire of devotional poetry presented in this concert remains central to the performative and literary culture in the region.
This event is co-sponsored with the Yale South Asian Studies Council.