PARTICIPANT / Manas Acharya

  • Name Manas Acharya
  • Country India
  • Vocation Not Available
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Manas Acharya, a musician, interdisciplinary visual artist and curator, completed his diploma in fine arts from Indian Collage of Art (1996), and post diploma from Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan in fine arts (1999). His art often centers around dialogical interaction, interdisciplinary collaborations and performative actions. He was a featured vocalist in two award winning Bengali films ‘Bakita Byaktigoto (Rest is Personal) and ‘Arekti Premer Golpo (Another Love Story).  Acharya was also a student of Visva-Bharati University, in Santiniketan, West Bengal India. Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and founder of Visva-Bharati University, was heavily influenced by the Bauls (mystic musicians known for devotional songs that honor the divine within. In 2008 the sung poetry of Bauls was inscribed in UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity). Acharya will perform a song from the Baul tradition at Sound Scene: Mapping Memory on Sunday July 8th.

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