I am pleased to report some great news for residents and visitors to Cyprus. Based in Paphos, the Indian Classical Music and Arts in Cyprus Foundation has been officially established thanks to the passion work of Kyp Paraskeva and fellow aficionados. A life long seeker and a student of the sitar for many years, with this next evolution Kyp provides the perfect space for us to share in the mysteries, wonders and wisdom of Hindustani classical music.
In June, we were in awe of Bala Devi Chandrashekar as she presented a lecture and performance sponsored in part by the Paphos Municipality .
In September, the renowned Indian classical vocalist, Mahesh Kale, founder of ICMA and based in San Francisco, was able to come and bless the new Cyprus branch of his non-profit in person! He opened his concert in historic Ibrahim’s Khan by sharing how delighted and impressed he is with the talent and dedication of Kyp, his wife, Mare and the rest of the founding team. (and all the people say Amen!) It was a magical evening – and even more so for your astrologer who finally got to meet another astrologer in person. 😉 See his live performance in Paphos on youtube. We are all looking forward to Mahesh’s return, possibly as early as next year.
The ICMACY provides the essential raagas for festivals, concerts, and events all around Cyprus with recent collaborations including the High Commission of India (link) in Nicosia and Sanskriti Cyprus (link) in Limassol. Many of the ICMACY offerings are free to the public. You can find and follow them on facebook.
Congratulations and much appreciation to the team at ICMACY!
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