A selection of images taken by participants on the India Field School.
In the spring of 2010 the Anthropology Department developed two experiential World Music Labs primarily devoted to the study of Indian classical rhythm and culture. Nineteen students in two separate labs (Beginner & Intermediate) learned the art of tabla (North Indian percussion) using a combination of traditional Indian and non-traditional learning styles. The images in this photo gallery are ones taken at a Faculty/Student lunch on campus featuring the performance of our students in the World Music labs. Guest musician/violinist Max Buckholtz accompanied the Tabla Ensemble using both traditional Hindustani (North Indian) ragas as well as other contemporary melodies. A special thanks to the first students involved in our music labs, to Max for his time and wonderful accompaniment, to the Department for their support and to the Dean and the Office of the Provost for their support in helping to develop experiential learning in Anthropology through the purchase of World percussion instruments. We are currently in the process of developing a World Percussion Ensemble in our Department.
Students in our ethnomusicology lab pose for a picture after their semester performanance at Asian month!
Photos of the class of Spring 2016 (Tabla Ensemble) with special guests Sam Rubin and Bryce Tempest. A very special thank you to Luke Harbur for providing these photos.