Humanities Iowa partnered with CARTHA (Collaborative Doers for Humanity) to produce a series of performances by Iowa Corridor Sangeet, a community collaborative that brings South Asian performing arts and artists to the Iowa Corridor in order to enhance the community’s experience of and learning about these arts.

The performance series will be free and open to the public, beginning with a classical vocal concert by Pandit Shounak Abhisheki, accompanied by Harshad Kanetkar on tabla, and Uday Kulkarni on harmonium. This event will take place in the Recital Hall at the UI School of Music Voxman Building (93 E. Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA) on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

In addition to this concert, Iowa City Sangeet will host “Violin Sisters,” a Carnatic classical violin concert, featuring two amazingly gifted sisters: Dr. Lalitha and Nandini, accompanied on the mridangam by Shri Nanjundamurthy. This event will take place at the Voxman Building as well on the UI campus on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 PM.

The following Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. there will be a film screening of Riding on a Sunbeam, an unusual film depicting an interesting backpacking journey across India by an Indian-born, US-trained engineer-neuroscientist and an American from UC Berkeley. See India like you may not have experienced it before. This will be an interesting experiences for a diverse audience, including college students.