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Museum Rietberg Family workshops 2009 In continuation of the succesful collaboration in 2008, Manickam Yogeswaran and Ludwig Pesch again worked with the art education team of Museum Rietberg Zürich from 14 to 19 July 2009. Children from the age of 5 years and above cheerfully explored a world of wonder and creativity evoked by the museum's summer exhibition: bronze masks from the Tulunad region in coastal Karnataka. A two-day music workshop was offered for adult participants interested in a "hands-on" experience of participating in Carnatic music. Prior knowledge was not required. [pdf version: When masks dance – Bronze art from southern India]
Two special concerts were presented for young and grown up participants from both courses to round up their imaginative exploration of South Indian art and music.

Museum Rietberg, PRIME research & ISME 2008 As part of its India family week ("Indien-Sommer-Familienwoche") at the Museum Rietberg Zürich, parents and children between 4 and 12 years participated in vaitari-based musical activities offered by Manickam Yogeswaran and Ludwig Pesch from 15 to 19 July 2008. In addition, special sessions were held for educators and musicians during the PRIME music education research week in Solothurn (Switzerland) and ISME 2008 (Bologna) >> More information under aiume dates >>

Preserving a rich cultural tradition Report in the online edition of India's National Newspaper Preserving a rich cultural tradition >> The Hindu, Kerala-Ausgabe vom 14. September 2007 >> (PDF)

Book release 2 September 2007 at Natanakairali >> Read more >>

Vaitari: A musical picture book from Kerala A publication for children and educators >> More >>

Making studies as pleasant as music Report in the online edition of India's National Newspaper >> The Hindu, Kerala edition, Sunday 13 August 2006 >> (PDF)

Abstract for ISME 2006 27th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education 15 - 21 July 2006 at Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) >> Read more >>

Sam, Reflection, Gathering Together! Some glimpses of the ISME presentation >> slideshow >>

Memories of an "India Week" with handicapped children and youths A weeklong programme of music and related activities >> Slideshow >>

Workshop at Natanakairali 15 – 24 July 2005 Intangible aspects in oral tradition of learning >> Read moore >>

Article "Less is More and More is More - why Indian music should find its way into general education" by Ludwig Pesch in Indian Folklife Volume 4, Issue 3, July 2005
>> Print, read or download the article here >>
Read the entire issue: >> Indian Folklife Serial No. 20 July 2005 "Teaching and transmission of Indian Performing Art" >>

News and plans for German speaking site visitors The German news version of this website contains some additional information relevant to German speaking teachers and colleagues. >> Read more >>