The Padar Has Slipped- explorations of women's voices in song and translation.
A performance celebrating songs of women poets across India. Voices that people have tried to silence, because of their daring, defiance and deviation from the norm, but voices that deserve to be heard and celebrated.
Languages: Songs in Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Sindhi. Translations and commentary in English
Shruthi is also offering a workshop - Oh Vithya! - Exploring, understanding and singing Abhangs, unsung poems, of the Warikari tradition of Maharashtra, earlier the same day from 2-6pm. You can purchase a combined pass to both if interested.
ShruthiVishwanath is a singer and composer who explores intersections of classical and folk, visceral and intellectual through her music. She is known for her interpretations of poems by women, and their stark relevance in modern times, along with finding common threads of nirgun and sagun poets. She has performed extensively across India and around the world, including at Kabir Festival Mumbai, NCPA, India Habitat Centre, Jaipur Literature Festival, Kochi Muziris Biennale, and Raga Forum for Indian Music Vienna. Her work on the women warikari poets was supported with a grant from India Foundation for the Arts. She is also an educator, working with communities and organisations to use music and the arts to build better lives.