What is SPICMACAY?
What are the various activities of SPICMACAY?
When we first heard of SPICMACAY certain
questions automatically came to our minds. There is no reason
why you should not ask the same questions. And may be some
more. So here it goes...
All this sounds so pseudo......You know khadi kurtas
and all the involved talk about Ragas.
- The major thrust is on lecture-demonstrations
in the various Indian Music, Dance and Theatre
forms. The other activities are Baithaks, Talks, Workshops and Yoga.
scholarship is yet another major activity of SPICMACAY,
where enthusiastic students are chosen from all
over the country to spend a month of their summer
vacation at a Gurukul anywhere in the country.
The objective here is to expose the student to
the Guru Shishya relation as it existed.
SPICMACAY enjoys the patronage
of all the country's major artists.
All this is very good but I cannot enjoy Indian
Classical Music. I'm much happpier with Bryan Adams, Bon
Jovi, or even Indian pop stuff.
- You would be surprised! SPICMACAY
is a highly informal setup without any
hierarchies. Most of us cannot differentiate one
Raga from the other. Our attire too is normal.
What brings us together is the comman urge to
explore, to discover and to enjoy the heritage.
But how can I work for SPICMACAY?
I know nothing about Indian Artforms.
- We too like them. We also listen to Metallica,
Michael Jackson, but appreciation of Indian
Classical music or any other art form need not
occur at the cost of your existing interests.
Anything of depth, which Indian classical music
certainly is , given that it is a distillate of
all the experiences and experiments done over the
centuries requires a little patience. All we are
saying is that give Indian Classical Music and
other art an honest and patient try for a period
of a year. And then decide.
- Neither did most of us, when we started working
for SPICMACAY. It is definitely the
end result. SPICMACAY is a movement
by, for and of the students. It has so far thrived
due to the drive and dedication of generations of