Center For the Arts 

Navaratri Festival

Navaratri, one of India’s major festival celebrations, is a time to see family and friends, enjoy music and dance, and seek blessings for new endeavors. Wesleyan’s 38th annual festival celebrates traditional Indian music and dance.

Subscribe Now and Save up to 25%! Navaratri Festival Subscriptions include all three ticketed performances below and are available for $36, which is a 25% savings off the general public ticket prices. Call or visit the Wesleyan University Box Office to take advantage of this special offer. Offer ends Friday, September 26, 2014.

Made possible by the Music Department, the Center for the Arts, the Jon B. Higgins Memorial Fund, the Madhu Reddy Endowed Fund for Indian Music and Dance at Wesleyan University, the Raga Club of Connecticut, and the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Colloquium: Richard Wolf—The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology
Colloquium: Richard Wolf—The Voice in the Drum, Creative Non-Fiction, and Ethnomusicology
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4:15 PM
CFA Hall

Harvard Professor of Music & South Asian Studies Richard Wolf discusses his forthcoming novel about drummers, dancers, and other participants at a Sufi shrine in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Henna and Chaat
Henna and Chaat
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Olin Library Lobby
Experience South Asian culture through henna art and sampling of chaat (savory snacks), hosted by Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian Students Association.
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B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
B. Balasubrahmaniyan: Vocal Music of South India
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Vocalist B. Balasubrahmaniyan, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, is joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam and L. Ramakrishnan on violin.
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Film Screening: The Unseen Sequence
Film Screening: The Unseen Sequence
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM
CFA Hall
Directed by Sumantra Ghosal, this new film celebrates Malavika Sarukkai’s distinctive intellectual and creative approach to Indian dance.
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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Keyboard Sathya
Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
The United States debut of the duo of Grammy Award–winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (pictured), who plays Mohan Veena (a modified lap slide guitar), with 19-year-old virtuoso Keyboard Sathya.
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Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Saraswati Puja (Hindu Ceremony)
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM
World Music Hall
This religious service, led by A. V. Srinivasan, marks the most auspicious day of the year for beginning new endeavors.
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Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
Malavika Sarukkai: Rasamanjari
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Crowell Concert Hall
Acclaimed dancer Malavika Sarukkai presents the New England premiere of Rasamanjari, a celebration of the classical dance language of India, as the conclusion of the 38th annual Navaratri Festival.
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