MBAW kicked off its 18th season of KtC on September 23 & 24, 2015 by bringing Indian culture and music to six San Antonio Elementary schools: Cameron, Pershing, Wilson, Dorie Miller, Crockett and Beacon Hill.
Artists included Grammy-nominated slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, a native of Kolkata (Calcutta), India; younger brother of Debashish and leader of his generation of Indian percussionists - tablaist Subhasis Bhattacharya; and Sitarist, artist and educatior, Amie Maciszewski from Austin, TX.
About 5,000 children learned about Indian culture, rhythm, sound, history and language during the 40 minute interactive program. The students loved the program; many of them had never been exposed to Indian culture or music before.
Kay Piña, Music Teacher at Crockett Elementary said, “The students and staff are very excited about the concert. I'm not sure if you are aware, but our school has one of the lowest socioeconomic status in the district. This is an opportunity for our students that most would not experience if it wasn't for your program. I look forward to continuing being able to work together.” Teacher from Wilson Elementary, Rachel Woodward said, “Thank you so much for the concert today! It was wonderful!”
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