Cultural Passport: Demystifying Traditional Indian Music and Art

Esha Zaveri


South Asian music and art is flourishing in State College, in large part due to efforts by the Society for Indian Music and Arts, founded by Shri Arijit Mahalanabis, and Dr. Stephen Hirshon, Professor of Art History who are bringing accomplished artists, composers and musicians from around the country, and world to Centre County.


Music; Indigenous Arts; Storytelling


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