The Other Festival - 2000  
     Dec 1- 7, 2000. Museum Theatre, Chennai (Madras) India.  
    Music. Dance. Drama. Art. You.
    DECEMBER 7, 2000   
    Steeped in the traditions of South Indian Carnatic music, the songs of ARUNA SAYEERAM are above all religious and have been sung for centuries in temples and in the courts of kings and noblemen, always as an offering to the Gods. But this music is not just a spiritual experience. It  is adorned with an accomplished art, fully developed in the research of a style and virtuosity particular to her music. 

    Reaching out from medieval repertory to a living oral tradition, ARUNA SAYEERAM and DOMINIQUE VELLARD have created an inspiring and fascinating musical concert of LITURGICAL CHANTS AND DEVOTIONAL SONGS that seeks correspondences in the modes, texts, moods and impressions of each other’s traditions. This encounter is a play of questions and responses between two different conceptions of rhythm and mode, but united by the final destination of a chant which in both  traditions is conceived as a medium between human beings and divinity.  


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