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THE MERASI/ Folk Arts Rajastan
Start Date: 4/10/2008Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 4/10/2008

Event Description
The Department of Music and Dance present The Merasi's Hearts with Hope 2 Tour. The Merasi are a community of impoverished, marginalized lower caste musicians who live in Rajasthan, a sprawling desert state in northwestern India. They descend from a 37-generation-old musical legacy that is on the verge of extinction due to India's rapid modernization. The Hearts with Hope 2 Tour is sponsored by Folk Arts Rajasthan, a US nonprofit, that is dedicated to empowering the Merasi community through educational initiatives, fair trade projects, and cultural exchange programs, such as this tour.  Their objective with the tour is to spread awareness about this vital musical legacy, the precarious reality of the artists who safeguard it and, ultimately, raise hope for a more expansive future.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Troy Dance Studio
Contact Information:
Name: Liza Clark
Phone: (610) 328-8260
Email: lclark1@swarthmore.edu
Merasi Dancer
Event Sponsors
The Department of Music and Dance
Open To
The Public

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