Music of South India Performed at Wesleyan’s Navaratri Festival

As part of Wesleyan's 38th annual Navaratri Festival, the Center for the Arts presented "Vocal Music of South India" Sept. 26 at Crowell Concert Hall.

As part of Wesleyan’s 38th annual Navaratri Festival, the Center for the Arts presented “Vocal Music of South India” Sept. 26 at Crowell Concert Hall. Navaratri is a major Hindu festival and is celebrated all over India for nine nights and 10 days.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan "Balu" is is a vocalist who has performed in India and abroad since 1985.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music B. “Balu” Balasubrahmaniyan is a vocalist who has performed in India and abroad since 1985.

Balasubrahmaniyan was joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson, left, on mridangam and L. Ramakrishnan on violin.

Balasubrahmaniyan was joined by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson, left, on mridangam and L. Ramakrishnan on violin.

Wesleyan's festival celebrates traditional Indian music and dance.

Wesleyan’s festival celebrates traditional Indian music and dance. (Photos by Dat Vu ’15)