Salil Sachdev has composed music for the orchestra, percussion, piano, theater, voice, and electronic music. At BSU, he teaches music theory, form and analysis, introduction to world music, introduction to music of Africa, and directs the West African drumming ensemble, Khakatay. Additionally, he organizes the Annual World Music Festival at the university.
Salils interest in world music has taken him to India, Ireland and Africa. He has studied hand percussion (including West African Djembe drumming), the Bodhrán (Irish drum), and Solkattu, the rhythmic system of south India.
Salil is currently working towards making a series of documentary films on Indian folk music. In 2008, he completed a film on the music of the Sidis, an ethnic group of East African ancestry living in India since the last 800-900 years. Presently, he is making a film on the folk music of Rajasthan, a state in the northwest part of the country.
In 2011, he also completed a film on the traditional music of Mali, West Africa.
Salil performs with The Lindsays (traditional Irish and contemporary music group), and is a member of Caravan (BSU Faculty World Music Trio) and GuiHANGtar (duo performing compositions and arrangements inspired by traditional Vietnamese music and culture).
|Thu, Dec 06, 2012||Khakatay (West African Drumming Ensemble)||8:00 p.m.||Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium||General Public||Free|
|Tue, Apr 30, 2013||Caravan (Faculty World Music Trio)||8:00 p.m.||Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium||General Public||Free|
|Thu, May 02, 2013||Khakatay West African Drumming Ensemble)||8:00 p.m.||Boyden Hall, Horace Mann Auditorium||General Public||Free|
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