Fri, May 3, 2019 at 05:00pm
Fri, May 3, 2019 at 07:00pm
In this demonstration, Pakistani musical sensation Ali Sethi and Harvard Professor Ali Asani will take you into the lyrical world of ghazals. The ghazal originated in Arabia in the 7th century and developed into a significant literary genre in Persian, Urdu, and other South Asian languages. It may be understood as a poetic expression of loss and romantic love, often associated with traditions of spirituality in South Asia.
Experience the emotional journey of Sufi music through performance and demonstration as Sethi and Asani trace the history, evolution, and form of popular Urdu ghazals to date. All texts will be translated into English so everyone can be fully immersed in the art of the ghazal.
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 07:30pm
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 09:00pm
Join celebrated Hindustani musician Aastha Goswami for an intimate concert on Harvard campus.
Aastha Goswami received her music training from the prestigious ITC SangeetResearch Academy in Kolkata where she trained under the tutelage of Pandit Arun Bhaduri and the legendary Padma Vibhushan Smt. Girija Devi Ji.
Performing for more than 20 years all over India, with numerous awards and honors to her credit, Aastha is based in Vrindavan, the cultural-spiritual center of Krishna worship.
Deeply entrenched in the famous Kirana (Gharana) classical musical tradition of Hindustani music, she has also immersed herself in the stream of Devotional music. While her repertoire showcases traditional classical compositions, she enriches her performances with a rare collection of compositions of the Braj region celebrating Krishna and the seasons of devotion.
As the renowned classical dancer Padmashri Geeta Chandran says: “Aastha Goswami’s voice is like honey flavoured by the rarest saffron of selfless sadhana and when this dedicated riyaaz is perfected at the feet of Radharamanji in Vrindavan, it transcends time and space to pierce infinity! She is on a different internal journey; reaching Ishwara through Swara!”
Location: Stewart Room at Lowell House
1201 Massachusetts Avenue
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
Fri, Oct 26, 2018
Worldwide Week at Harvard showcases the remarkable breadth of Harvard’s global engagement. During Worldwide Week, Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations host academic and cultural events with global or international themes.
For more information, please visit https://worldwide.harvard.edu/worldwide-week
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 02:00pm
Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 05:00pm
In collaboration with Harvard’s Bow and Arrow Press, The Mittal Institute’s Artist in Residence Kabi Raj Lama will lead a three-hour demonstration and workshop on Japanese Woodcut Print-making.
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 05:00pm
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 06:30pm
Dr. Om Lala, MD, MBA, MPH ‘12, AB ‘06, former President of Dharma and Founder of the Harvard Interfaith Council, will begin by discussing his experience of grappling with his Hindu faith after coming out as gay.
Treating Dr. Lala’s experience as a case study, the discussion will then ask broader questions about Hinduism, sexual orientation, and how everyone comes out in some way or another.
Faculty Host: Diana Eck, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, Director of the Pluralism Project
Refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by Harvard Dharma
Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 04:00pm
Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 05:00pm
Come enjoy chai and samosas as you learn about SAI’s Summer Grants!
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
A mixer hosted by the Harvard Pakistani Student Group
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 07:00pm
Thu, Nov 9, 2017
Kudiyattam is the last living performance tradition of Sanskrit theater in the world. Recognized by UNESCO as preserving “masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity,” this visually powerful tradition is performed by the troupe Nepathya, from central Kerala in South India.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 12:00pm
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 at 06:00pm
Harvard Art Museums will screen two landmark Indian films, Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) and Chak De! India (2007) – Free Admission.