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AGAMA, Festival of Indian Classical Arts

September 6th - September 8th 2019.


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Welcome to Agama, festival of Indian classical arts. AGAMA, meaning handed down is a festival showcasing the rich classical art traditions of India, as they have been handed down, from generation to generation.

Agama, Day 1

6:00pm: Carnatic Vocal by TM Krishna, RK Shriram Kumar, K Arun Prakash and N Guru Prasad

TM Krishna is one of the pre-eminent vocalists in the rigorous Carnatic tradition of India's classical music. The groundbreaking artist and revered author of six books, was the recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in recognition of his commitment as an artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration and Professor V. Aravindakshan Memorial Award. He will be accompanied by his long-time co-artists RK Shriram Kumar on violin, K Arun Prakash on mridangam, and N Guru Prasad on ghatam.

Artist Line-Up:

TM Krishna

RK Shriram Kumar

K Arun Prakash

N Guru Prasad

The best way to experience the Agama festival would be to attend all the four performances! This year’s edition we present internationally renowned artists including TM Krishna, Alam Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri and ensembles like Leela Dance Collective and the Alumni of Kalakshetra.

For more information, please visit,

Merriam Theater

250 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102