Brits should check out a personal exhibition of music instruments from across the world.
Brits on flights to Bangalore should check out a personal exhibition of music instruments from across the world.
The musician Anasuya Kulkarni has gathered 300 music instruments during a lifetime of travel.
Ms Kulkarni decided to put the instruments on show as a symbol of music’s universal appeal.
She first became interested in developing this unique collection when her father-in-law gave her a Swarmandal – an Indian harp.
This instrument is often used as an accompaniment for classical vocal Hindustani music.
Ms Kulkarni, who trained under the famous Mysore T Chowdiah, told reporters: “That was my first collection. I never knew that I would be going to collect so many instruments.”
The music instruments have come from places like Australia, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Kabul, Bhutan and Afghanistan.
She explained that it didn’t matter where instruments came from because, unlike language, which requires a certain level of knowledge and understanding, music has no barrier and no concept of nationality.
Therefore, each country’s unique style of music – its distinct sound – had the capacity to communicate with people from all over the world.
Ms Kulkarni made her first public performance in 1982 at the Durlabha Vadya Vinod International Music Festival in Bhopal.
Written by Nicholas Scott