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Prahlad Singh Tipanya & Ensemble

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  |  Music Center Recital Hall – UCSC


Experience the vigorous and joyful folk music of Prahlad Singh Tipanya and his ensemble, singing the poetry of Kabir, the great iconoclastic mystic of 15th-century North India. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies.

Prahlad-ji is a locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed folk singer from Lunyakhedi, a small village in Ujjain District, Madhya Pradesh. He is renowned for his singing and interpretation of Kabir and other Hindi poets associated with nirgun-bhakti—devotion to a God or ultimate reality beyond word and form. Kabir is famous for both his profound mystical insight and his sharp social commentary. His voice is often invoked as inspiring communal harmony and social equality.

Among Prahlad-ji’s many honors is the prestigious Padma Shri award given by the Government of India. He has delighted audiences in the USA on various visits since 2003. He is a featured figure in the book Bodies of Song: Kabir Oral Traditions and Performative Worlds in North India (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Linda Hess. Linda will be traveling with the group and offering onstage translation.

– Tickets available online at Eventbrite
– Seating is general admission
– Doors are scheduled to open at 7:00 pm.

* Ticket holders not seated by the event start time may forfeit their ticket/seat and refunds will not be issued

– Lot 126 is the closest parking lot to the event
– Parking is by UCSC permit, Park Mobile, or pay $5 cash/credit to the on-site parking attendant in Lot 126
– More visitor parking information here


May 5
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Music Center Recital Hall – UCSC
402 McHenry Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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