Spirit of India

3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020, 2nd Floor Community Room of the Library

The free Discovery Concert Series at the Rancho Bernardo Branch Library presents Spirit of India at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  Ahaana (Inner Light) presents a compilation of dances from India which includes both classical and folk forms.  Historically Indian Classical dances and music were considered a ritual revered as auspicious services to the gods and goddesses.  During the Mughal era the dances became associated with concubines and the British just sent them underground calling them moral outrage.  Indian Independence in 1947 marked the revival of Indian art forms and has restaged these dances everywhere to bring beauty and art to the world through devotion and sentiment, highlighted with movement and sentiment.  The folk dance aspect talks of stories like love, romance, and celebration.  It lacks structure and form but is very lyrical and happy. 

The Discovery series of concerts at the library serves to educate the public about various music forms and to expand the opportunity for local musicians to perform and provide insights to their music.  There is no charge for this performance and all ages are welcome.  The concert will be in the second floor community room at the library.