Social events

All the following events are offerred free to those with full registrations for the conference:

Welcoming reception, 7 October

The evening Welcoming Reception,  hosted by Pro Helvetia and the American Institute of Indian Studies, will take place from 7 pm in the garden of the IIC Annexe building.


Music of the Manganiyars, 10 October

18.30 hrs in the IIC Auditorium
IASA participants are invited to Music of the Manganiyars
Illustrated presentation based on archival recordings as well as live music
Artistes: Chanan Khan and Khete Khan
Chair: Dr Shubha Chaudhuri, Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)

IASA Farewell Dinner, 11 October

The closing banquet will be hosted by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. The dinner will be accompanied by a cultural programme of performances.

Buses will be available to transport delegates from the IIC to the Sangeet Natak Akademi grounds and back to the IIC.

The dinner will be at no cost to the delegates but must be booked when registering for the conference.