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Tala Mela: A Celebration of the Universal Language of Rhythm

December 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm


This final residency celebration event features performances by Arun Luthra, including konnakol, with the UW–Madison Contemporary Jazz Ensemble (Mead Witter School of Music), students in the class, and guest artist Rohan Krishnamurthy (percussion). Tala is an Indian music word for rhythm and mela means a celebration fair in Punjabi and Sanskrit and in Hindi – mele.

The event takes place at residency sponsor Arts+ Literature Laboratory, and will be livestreamed on our YouTube Channel. Attendees can also see the Jason S. Yi: Dissimulations exhibition.

Arun Luthra is UW-Madison’s fall 2021 interdisciplinary artist-in-residence with Johannes Wallmann as lead faculty.