Monday, August 08, 2016

'I don't want to be one of the so-called sane people'

I always felt at home with Krishna. You see it was already a part of me. I think it's something that's been with me from my previous birth... I'd rather be one of the devotees of God than one of the straight, so-called sane or normal people who just don't understand that man is a spiritual being, that he has a soul.
That quote comes from George Harrison and my photo shows dhrupad master Pandit Uday Bhawalkar at yesterday's recital in Cambridge. Much credit goes to Cambridge University Indian Classical Arts Society and the Dhrupad Music Society for giving a capacity audience the rare opportunity to hear the oldest and most sublime form of Indian music. My essay for the 2015 Salzburg Summer Festival programme book exploring the art of dhrupad was titled, appropriately, Indian music is not an art, but life itself

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