Sikh Art & Film Foundation

May 2, 2014 | McGraw-Hill Conference Center (1221 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor, NYC)
May 3, 2014 | NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, NYC)


Francesca Cassio
Sardarni Harbans Kaur Chair in Sikh Musicology
Associate Professor of Music at Hofstra University, New York.

Since 1991, Dr. Cassio has conducted extensive research in India, where she lived and has been professionally trained in classical vocal music and in the Sikh repertoire, according to the Guru-Shishya Parampara (“teacher-student”) tradition.

Author of a book on dhrupad (Percorsi della voce, Ut Orpheus, Bologna 2000), Dr. Cassio, in more than twenty years of research, has worked extensively and written about Indian music (Gurbānī sangīt, dhrupad, Rabindra sangīt, thumrī, semi-classical, folk and devotional repertoires), the yoga of sound, music therapy, gender studies, intercultural education, ethnomusicology and music pedagogy.She has lectured, performed in concerts and made recordings in India, America and Europe.



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Francesca Cassio