Indian Summer Festival June Events Details Just Arrived
June 6 | Joseph Stiglitz on ‘People, Power, and Profits’ with Indian economist Arjun Jayadev. The Nobel Prizing-winning economist and author of several best-selling books about whether we can emerge from the pandemic into a kinder economic world.
June 13 | Night of the Raga. Five years ago in Paris, three of the greatest Indian classical maestros, gathered together to play an all-night of music. Indian Summer Festival is delighted to bring back 2 of those musicians, along with Shubha Mudgal, paying homage to that incredible night. And putting together the magic of its own, with this magnificent collaboration.
Featuring L. Subramaniam (violin maestro, Bangalore) and Kavita Krishnamurthy (singer), Amjad Ali Khan and sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash (sarod maestro, Delhi), Shubha Mudgal (singer) and Aneesh Pradhan (tabla).
About Indian Summer Festival
Indian Summer Festival marks its 10th anniversary by presenting 10 mega-events, streamed on digital channels at 7:01 pm PST every Saturday for 10 weeks, from May 16th to July 18th. All events are free to view, or by donation. Visit indiansummerfest.ca for more details.
To all of us at Indian Summer, the festival really is a model for the kind of society we’d like to see. A society that is creative, diverse, inclusive, and innovative. As the world builds more and more walls and as societies get suspicious and afraid of people who don’t look like them and think like them, we believe in the transformative power of the arts and the festival is our way of reaffirming these beliefs.
Our programming is rigorous and quirky with an appetite for experimentation, deep thinking, and curiosity. We see artists as important voices in the larger community, allowing us to step into the worlds they create, while also addressing the pressing questions of the one we inhabit. We offer a model for dialogue, a possibility for an inclusive community that is unafraid of striking up conversations – both cheerful and difficult.
The festival’s byline, ‘Where Worlds Meet,’ speaks to our focus on artistic collaboration. We create what we like to call ‘good friction’ by looking beyond the easy middle ground in order to foster true curatorial risk-taking. Our approach also includes unusual pairings of the local with the international, traditional with contemporary, and unexpected genres coming together.