In Praise of Krishna: A Concert by Singer Maha Krishnan
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 – Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Thousands of devotional songs in praise of the Hindu god Krishna are attributed to Meera Bai, a 16th-century mystic poet. Born into a royal Rajput family, Meera Bai became widely known and cherished as a saint in the Bhakti Hindu movements of Northern India. Her bhajans (sacred songs) are still popular throughout India and have been translated and published worldwide.
Following the 3 p.m. lecture “The Yogi-King of Jodhpur: Paintings, Power, and Politics in the Reign of Maharaja Man Singh,” singer Maha Krishnan performs a selection of Meera Bai’s most well-known songs. This concert is presented in conjunction with Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.
About the Performer
Stage performer and playback singer Maha Krishnan has trained extensively in Indian classical music and appeared in more than 500 shows. In 2016, she was music composer and director for Silambam’s annual dance production Maya. In 2017, along with accompanying musician Sandeep, she composed music for Silambam Houston Dance Company’s production Kāvya: Poetry in Motion. Drop in! This concert in Brown Auditorium Theater is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.
Drop in! This concert in Brown Auditorium Theater is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
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- 1144 Binz Street
- 5101 Montrose Boulevard
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Special Offers / Dining
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