SPIC MACAY Returns to SU Campus

-Emera Bridger Wilson

The South Asia Center is pleased to announce that, after being a defunct organization on campus for several years, that SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) has now again become an active chapter on SU’s campus thanks to the hard work of Arun Subramanian and Sid Nadendla, both graduate students in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering , and under the guidance of Sudha Raj, Associate Professor of Nutrition, who is the faculty advisor for the group.Jai Shankar Mishra, Ketan Shah, Bholanath Mishra, and Kulbhushan Goswami perform in Setnor Auditorium

The group hopes to bring two or three Indian performers to campus per year. In their inaugural year, they have done just that! In the Fall, on September 6, SPIC MACAY brought Pandit Bholanath Mishra, well-known Indian classical vocalist to campus. He and his accompanists, Kulbhushan Goswami on the sarangi and Jai Shankar Mishra on tabla, performed for an audience of close to 300 people in Setnor Auditorium. They were joined by SU student, Ketan Shah, on harmonium. SPIC MACY will close out the Spring semester with a Bharatanatyam performance by Vidya Subramanian on April 24.

If you are interested in becoming part of SPIC MACAY or learning more about them, please visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/spicmacay.su, or contact them at their email address, spic-macay.su@gmail.com.