Welcome to the University of California, Berkeley Chapter of SPICMACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth). SPICMACAY is a voluntary, student movement aimed at educating the youth and community about the rich cultural heritage of India.

As a student-group at UCB, we organize Indian classical music/dance concerts and lec-dems at UCB.

Donate to SPICMACAY at Berkeley:

Like every student-run non-profit organization, we run on generous grants by funders and individual contributors. Any form of donation, monetary or otherwise will be much appreciated.

Upcoming events

Sudha Rasa: An South Indian Classical Concert and Lecture

Carnatica Brothers (Vocal)

Bhargavi Balasubramanian (Chitraveena)

Ramesh Srinivasan (Mridangam)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

2-4 PM, 125 Morrison Hall


This event is supported by the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, Student Opportunity Fund, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, Dept. of Music, and the Center for South Asia Studies.  This event is ASUC sponsored and ADA accessible.  

Relevant Information:

A lecture-demonstration on South Indian classical music by renowned violinists Ganesh and Kumaresh. The brothers, who were hailed as child prodigies, have performed widely in India and across the globe. They have teamed up with musical luminaries like Ustad Zakir Hussain, John McLaughlin, Steve Thornton and A R Rahman.

The artists will present some of the intricacies of South Indian classical music in an interactive session with students. They will also perform some popular compositions with their own unique interpretations.

For parking and driving instructions: http://alumni.berkeley.edu/about-caa/visit-alumni-house

Recent events

An Indian Classical Dance Recital by Shirisha Shashank

A Bharatanatyam presentation

Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Venue: 112 Wurster Hall, UC Berkeley

(near the intersection of

Bancroft Way and College Avenue)

South Indian classical music concert

by Ganesh and Kumaresh

Accompanied by:

Patri Satish Kumar on Mridangam

Tanjavur Govindarajan on Thavil

Date: April 13th, 2011

Hindustani Classical Music concert by

Shubhangi Sakhalkar

Date: Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Mohan Veena concert

by Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Accompanied by Pandit Subhen Chatterjee

on the tabla.

Date: Sunday, September 12th, 2010

These events were sponsored by the Graduate Assembly, the Dept. of Music, the Dept. of South & Southeast Asian Studies and the Center for South Asian Studies, UC Berkeley.

For more information, contact at spicmacay.berkeley@gmail.com

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