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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bickram Ghosh Plans to Open Music Gurukuls in Singapore and London

With the popularity of Indian music rising across the globe, top Indian percussionist Bickram Ghosh is now planning to open modern gurukuls for learning Indian music and dance forms in Singapore and London.

Indian percussionist Bickram Ghosh is planning to open music gurukuls in Singapore and London within in a year to teach foreigners traditional Indian vocals, instruments and dance forms. (Bickram Ghosh/Facebook photo)

Started last year, the Bickram Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts currently has three centers in Kolkata, where over 400 students learn music and dance.

Indian music is very popular all over the world. There are foreigners who come to India to learn our music. So we are planning to open centers in Singapore and London within a year. London is particularly interesting, because it is a melting pot of different cultures,” Ghosh told reporters here.

The overseas centers are not targeted at the Indian diaspora but foreigners who are awed by Indian musical traditions.

Based on a modernized version of the traditional guru-shishya parampara, these gurukuls or centers for learning performing arts will offer training in vocals, Rabindrasangeet, musical instruments like sarod, sitar, tabla and dance forms like Kathak, Odissi, Bharatnatyam, etc.


Source: India West