The photographic exhibition “Music and rhythms from Traditional India” was shown at the Centro Culturale Altinate of Padua as part of the Art Festival “’India Contemporanea”, which brought together the works of 30 representative artists, with a focus on sculpture and painting.
Alain Daniélou, himself a musician, had a particular interest and fascination for Indian music and after settling in India, he was appointed by UNESCO to undertake the recordings of classical Indian Music for the renowned “UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World”. It was then that he started his career as a photographer along with Raymond Burnier, and in that period he recorded many notable musicians such as Ravi Shankar, the Dagar brothers, D.K Pattamal, and many others.
On the evening of the 28th September, a closing event of the Art Festival was held featuring the Indian dancer Chitrangee Uppamah (Kuchipudi style) and Marianna Biadene along with Moritz Zavan (Bharatanatyam style) in the Auditorium of the Centro Culturale Altinate.
photos: Giorgio Pace