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T.M Krishna
India
2016

A celebrated Karnatic musician who is breaking caste systems and healing India's divides through the power of music.

He was elected to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award for “his forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, breaking barriers of caste and class to unleash what music has to offer not just for some but for all.”

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Greatness of Spirit in music
Showcase feat. T.M Krishna
Greatness of Spirit in music
Showcase feat. T.M Krishna
Greatness of Spirit in music
Greatness of Spirit in music
Greatness of Spirit in music

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Interview

T.M. Krishna, a leading activist and musician in India, says about music. What is it about this art form, this medium, that leaves a lasting impression on individuals and communities, since time immemorial? “It’s this invisible, beautiful creature. And then it’s gone, poof. In a second, it disappears. It only stays in memory.”
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BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!
BRAVO, ASIA!