Folk and Traditional Arts
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Present four lecture demonstrations covering twelve different Hindustani vocal forms such as Khyal, Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Kajri, Chaiti, Bhajan, etc. The outcome of the project will be evaluated through carefully designed written and oral surveys at the end of each lecture-demonstration, collating and analyzing the results at the end of the project. See narrative for more details of the evaluation process. 2: Present four lecture-demonstrations covering 12 different Hindustani vocal forms such as Khyal, Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Kajri, Chaiti, Bhajan etc. The outcome of the project will be evaluated through carefully designed written and oral surveys at the end of each lecture-demonstration, collating and analyzing the results at the end of the project. See narrative for more details of the evaluation process.
Presented a series, titled Naad-Ninaad, with four lecture-demonstrations covering over a dozen Hindustani vocal forms between April 6 and September 13. 2: A survey was handed to the audience with the program notes at each event. We designed a written survey with ten questions, to provide insightful feedback on the success of each event.
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Folk and Traditional Arts
Scholar and musician, Pooja Pavan, will develop four lecture-demonstrations to educate and inform audiences in the Twin Cities about the wide variety of vocal forms prevalent in Hindustani music.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Drue Fergison: Musicologist with a strong interdisciplinary and ethnomusicological background; Alan Kagan: Professor emeritus, ethnomusicology, School of Music, Univeristy of Minnesota; Mark Lambert: Faculty member, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with ceramics emphasis; Margaret Larson: Voice teacher, choral director, professional singer; professor of voice, McNally Smith College of Music; Niels Strandskov: Arts administrator, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist
1/26/15-proposed outcomes added.