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Thursday, September 15, 2011


On the Off Beat with Karthiegasen Pillay is a public seminar series hosted by the UKZN’s School of Music this afternoon (September 15) at 16h00. All interested members of the university community are warmly invited to attend.

Leading artist in the field of Carnatic Music (South Indian Classical Music) in South Africa, Karthiegasen Pillay will present An introduction to Carnatic music. This will be followed by a Thabla Demonstration showing the two distinct systems of Indian Classical Music - Carnatic Music and Hindustani Classical Music.

The presentation takes place from 16h00 to 17h00 in the Bongani Mthethwa Recital Room of the Music School, in the Francis Stock Building. More information from Dr Kathryn Olsen on 031 260 1348 or