With its roots tracing back to Vedic period, Indian classical music is a rich art form which evolved over
thousands of years – absorbing elements of Persian music and folk music from the Indian sub-continent.
Performed on religious occasions and in royal courts, it has been handed down generation to generation
in the “Gurukul” tradition.
ICMA Foundation was founded with a vision to spread the magic of Indian classical music among global
audiences, and share with them a slice of authentic Indian cultural heritage. We aim to achieve this
through meticulously planned and executed concerts, workshops, lecture-demonstration sessions and
"To preserve, nurture and celebrate Indian classical music through activities and projects aimed at exposing global audiences to this art form and aiding its sustainment through charitable initiatives."
Following is a representative list of activities which we aim to undertake to pursue our multi-fold
- Archive audio-visual media regarding Indian classical music that may or may not be publicly available
- Archive information regarding the era of ICM
- Create new audiences and patrons through concerts and outreach
- Fund documentary projects to capture and preserve the legacy of Indian classical music
- Host artists-in-residency projects to capture and preserve their knowledge
- Support both young as well as aged Indian classical music artists, music education institutions through scholarship programs, pension programs, grants etc.
- Celebrate of the beauty and aesthetics of Indian classical music and the rich Indian cultural heritage through every event and activity hosted by ICMA Foundation
- Celebrate the lives and times of the stalwarts of Indian classical music