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Utsavam: Music from India was a major exhibition that opened at the Horniman Museum, South London, and ran during 2008.

Taking its name from the ancient Sanskrit word 'Utsavam' meaning festivities and or celebration, “Utsavam: Music from India” presented the subcontinent's rich musical heritage through music, film footage and musical instruments to provide a unique insight into traditional Indian music. It drew on extensive curatorial fieldwork from across rural regions of the subcontinent from Assam to Kerala by ethnomusicologist and broadcaster Rolf Killius and curator Margaret Birley. 

 

Video: Introduction - Utsavam at the Horniman Museum

Video: Utsavam - Music from India Exhibition, Horniman Museum