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Mantra - Fusion Ideas

Information about the surprising similarities between Indian music and Medieval and Renaissance music of the West, together with activity ideas for for Secondary School music lessons

This section contains the following information sheets.

Similarities between Hindustani music and the Western music brought to Goa: An exploration of the many surprising similarities between the two musical traditions.

Improvisation and composition activities combining medieval, Renaissance and Hindustani musical styles

Henna Night: A song by Kuljit Bhamra, which features in the Mantra concert programme.

You can also download handouts and mp3 files referred to in the information sheets by clicking on the links below.


Henna Night - Audio