Aruna Narang has forwarded two excellent links to share on the blog and I deeply appreciate it.
The first is a special treat for those of you who enjoy Indian classical music as it is a concert by Pandit Jasraj, Aum Shanti:A Peace Concert, at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Indian. The concert can be heard at this link http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7340802
The second from Aruna is also from the Smithsonian: Santiniketan to Smithsonian–A Tribute to Tagore. The two-day symposium will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary and honor “the life and work of poet, playwright, painter, composer, educator, and humanist Rabindranath Tagore, the Renaissance man, the leading light of modern India and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1913).”
The program will include a film on Tagore by Satyajit Ray and music and dances based on compositions by Tagore.
Location:National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Saturday, May 28–Sunday, May 29, 2011: 1:00pm
Webcast available live on this webpage http://museumstudies.si.edu/tagore.html