Indian Classical Music

The unique sounds of India fill the airwaves with violins and ancient Carnatic bamboo flute, tabla, mridangam, kanjira, dholak, Khamaicha  and mesmerizing improvised ragas sung and played by celebrated Indian musicians.  Guests on Crossover are Raji Venkatesan, president of Sruti: The India Music and Dance Society; Kiranavali Vidyasankar, Carnatic music teacher, writer and performer; and Steven Hopkins, professor of religion at Swarthmore college, whose interest in Hinduism has taken him to India and drawn him to Carnatic music.