Celebrating the Music & Resilience of Manganiyar Musicians with Shalini R. Ayyagari

Alphabet City 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh

This program presents a combination reading and musical performance with author and ethnomusicologist, Shalini R. Ayyagari. In Shalani’s book, Musical Resilience: Performing Patronage in the Indian Thar Desert, she shows how professional low-caste musicians from the Thar Desert borderland of Rajasthan, India have skillfully reinvented their cultural and economic value in postcolonial India