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Sebastian & Sons

By TM Krishna
Book Launch

The next Literature Live! Evening features one of the best known names in Indian Classic Music.

T M Krishna is not only a wonderful musician, he is also an iconoclast who challenges many of the orthodoxies which had a stranglehold on the system. So whether you agree with him or not, you will find his ideas always highly stimulating.

We will launch his new book, Sebastian & Sons, A Brief History of Mridangam Makers on Monday, February 24th at 6.30 PM at Mahalaxmi’s G5A. He will be in conversation with Sumana Ramanan, journalist and student of Hindustani vocal music.

Seating, as usual, is on a first come, first served basis so do come early. And please allow some extra time for our truly horrendous traffic.

Monday, 24th February 2020

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