Garland of Ragas

with Srinivas Reddy

Biweekly Tuesdays 4pm - 4:50pm, Fall 2019

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Sept 3, 17; Oct 1,15, 29; Nov 12, 26 and Dec 10


Garland of Ragas is an 8-session exploration of various ragas from the classical music traditions of India. Each session will include a sound meditation, discussion of a particular raga, focused listening of classic recordings, live sitar performance, and Q&A. Over the eight sessions we will explore ragas such as Yaman, Bhairavi, Desh, Kirwani, Shri and Bihag. All are welcome at any session on a drop in basis.

Srinivas Reddy is a scholar, translator and musician. He studied classical sitar in the traditional guru-shishya style with Sri Partha Chatterjee, disciple of the late sitar maestro Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. He also trained in classical South Asian languages and literatures at Brown University (BA) and UC Berkeley (MA, PhD). He has released three independent CDs and published three books with Penguin Books. Srinivas is Visiting Professor of Religious Studies and Contemplative Studies at Brown University. He lives in Rhode Island and spends his time performing, teaching and conducting research around the world.

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Previous lectures:

Friday, July 8th 2016
with MacKenzie Abernethy and Mark Baumer

Mark Baumer will be reading from "Holiday Meat"

"it's very hard to publish a book...that doesn't feel like a book...those are my favorite books."

-Shane Jones

Mark Baumer lives in Providence Rhode Island. He works in a library. His website is

MacKenzie will share several written works which reflect her yoga and meditation practice. Her flash fiction story Moonlighting, illustrated by Richmond Jeffrey, follows a female protagonist on a minimalist quest for “What is essential?”

MacKenzie Abernethy trumpets reading and writing as collaborative activities.
Currently, she writes Social Studies curriculum with the Choices Program at Brown University and assists with administrating the local non-profit Frequency Writers.

curated by Dutzi King