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The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth (SPIC MACAY) is a voluntary youth movement which promotes intangible aspects of Indian cultural heritage by promoting Indian classical music, classical dance, folk music, yoga, meditation, crafts and other aspects of Indian culture.

From decades since its inception, our school hosts SPICMACAY concerts, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, informal discussions, and invites eminent scholars and thinkers in the same field.

Over the years, many eminent personalities visited our school and presented their skills and shared values and experiences about our culture. Some of them are:

  • Sh. Satish Babbar, famous Ghazal Singer
  • Ms. Kiran Segal - a renowned Odissi dancer
  • Smt. Madhavi Mudgal- a renowned Odissi dancer
  • Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia-- the flute maestro
  • Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma—famous Santoor player

 

Golden Jubilee celebrations of SPIC MACAY  from 09 October to 11 October 2020
The students of classes VI,VII and VIII participated in SPIC MACAY's Diamond Jubilee celebrations  spanning across  three days from 09 October to 11 October 2020 .Students got an opportunity to interact with renowned artists and recipients of national awards,
Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Director of Naalu Pennungal), Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam (Bharatnatyam) and Teejan Bai (Pandavani). 
Movie Appreciation Session with SPIC MACAY on 24 Sep. 2020
SPIC MACAY  conducted an online  movie appreciation session along with the screening of the old classics on Thursday, 24th Sep 2020 at 6pm. 'Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times',a movie  was presented and 15 students from Class VI  of our school got the opportunity  to be a part of this program and enjoy it.
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It was a marvellous movie!! Even though it was silent and black and white, it taught me so many values like sacrifice, hard work and never giving up. It made a deep impression on my mind as it showed so many values in the form of a hilarious movie. It told me the meaning of trying again and again. It gave me the inspiration of facing all the problems that life throws on us. It was a wonderful movie screening and the choice of movie was also brilliant.

I look forward to more such sessions with Spic Macay.

                                                                                 - Nivriti Rathi

                                                                                         6 ‘C
Tagoreans paid Homage to late Pt. Jasraj
The students of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar paid homage to Sangeet Martand Pt. Jasraj by watching SPIC MACAY’s 'Rasraj Samaran' on Sunday 30 August 2020 live on YouTube. Students from classesVI-XII  experienced the mesmerizing performances of many great and veteran senior artists. It was a great platform provided to all the students and they learned a lot about Pt. Jasraj.
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Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj was an Indian classical vocalist belonging to the Mewati gharana. He will be remembered for taking the art beyond the boundaries. He  was born in a family of amazing musicians  .Pandit Jasraj was initiated into music by his father. As a mentor , guru Pandit Jasraj already presented to the  world, an impressive no. of disciples whom he has trained and nurtured. Pandit Jasraj soulful voice made him one of the most famous performers in the Indian classical music industry. He recieved many  awards including Padma Vibhushan  ,Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree. His death is a great loss for the nation and the music industry.   When I attended the SPIC MACAY’s  tribute concert for the Sangeet Martand Pt. Jasraj named RASRAJ SMARAN,  I thoroughly enjoyed it. Many artists like singers , musicians and dancers such as Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Dr. L Subramaniam, Begum Parveen Sultana, Vid Sonal Mansingh, Vid Sudha Raghunathan and many more offered their homage to Pt Jasraj through music , dance and their words. I enjoyed their spectacular and wonderful performances and had a very great experience listening to it.

-Aadya kamath
 Online Movie Screening on  21 August 2020
Forty-four  students of our school from classes VI-VIII actively participated in SPIC MCAY 's  movie screening on Friday ,21 August,2020 at 6pm, under the cinema module. The movie ‘Bicycle Thieves __ 1948’ is an Italian neorealist's  drama film directed by Vittorio De Sica. 
After the movie the students interacted with Mr Vipin and others and explored the creative details of the movie.


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Celebrating Parampara Utsav in association with NPSC and SPIC MACAY from 20 June - 28 June 2020
NPSC  this year  celebrated International Yoga Day in a novel way by partnering with Spic Macay.  Our students are  attending variety of sessions being conducted by different Indian classical artist around the globe. 
This event is a part of a week long celebration of the SPIC MACAY -Parampara Utsav.
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I enjoyed this amazing flute performance by Pt Rupak Kulkarni. I am privileged to be a part of this. Thank you Ma'am.      Aadya Kamath
 

Good evening ma’am, the session was very informative I enjoyed too.  It was fun to have such a beautiful session with the teachers. I will include to watch every spicmacay at a particular time.

Shraddha Sri Class 7B

 
It was nice watching this video maam worth seeing and I enjoyed as sir played 120 years old sarangi.

Got the details of the instrument as well nice experience. 
 
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Aryan Kumar
7B
 
It was an interesting event of Ritesh and Rajnish Mishra. They performed Hindustani vocal music . It relaxed my mind, I enjoyed  listening this soothing music.
 
Siddhi Jaiswal
 
Pandit Deepak Maharaj ,an exponent Kathak Dancer,  the son of prominent Kathak Dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj  performed at the school as a part of the Spic Macay initiative on 05 December 2019
Photography done by
Atharv Chauhan Class VII
Padmashri Ranjana Gauhar Ji, veteran Odissi Dancer performed in school on 21 August 2019 under the aegis of SPIC MACAY
Photography by,
Manya Kamath
Suhana Mehta
Ms. Madhavi Mudgal , Indian classical dancer known for her Odissi dance style along with her accompaniments performed in school on 20 December 2018

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Videography done by:
Sabhya Arora VIII
Ms. Ileana Citaristi , an Italian-born Odissi and Chhau dancer & the first dancer of foreign origin to be conferred the Padma Shri for her contributions to Odissi dance form ,performed in school  on Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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Photography done by:

Aaryan Kohli XI A

Videography done by:
Tanveer Singh VI C
Devansh Pandita VII A

Smt. Saskia Rao-de Haas ,a virtuoso cellist and composer from Netherlands now based in India performed in school on 05 February 2018
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             Dr. Uma Sharma,a recipient of Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards in Kathak dance form performed in school on  08 November 2017
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Padma Bhushan awardees ,Pt. Rajan Mishra & Pt. Sajan Mishra performed in school on 08 December 2016
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Kathak Performance by Ms. Monisa Nayak under the aegis of SPIC MACAY on 23 August 2016
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Manipur dance forms presented by Smt. Dhana Rani Devi and her group in school on 15 December 2015
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Dr. Madan Gopal Singh- a Sufi artist gave an interactive musical performance in school on 03 November 2015

To have every child experience the beauty, inspiration and mysticism of Indian music and art is the aim behind SPIC MACAY. Courtesy of SPIC MACAY, students of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, were lucky enough to enjoy a wonderful morning listening to the melodious strains of Sufi music from the group Chaar Yaar. Led by the acclaimed Sufi singer, poet, art historian and theatre personality, Dr Madan Gopal Singh, as the name suggests, the group is a unique one comprising four musicians. Guitarist and banjo player Mr Deepak Castelino, sarod player Shri Pritam Ghoshal and percussionist Shri Amjad Khan comprise the other members of this unique group, showing us all over again that music transcends all religious boundaries. Harmony was in fact the overriding theme of the morning’s experience, leaving students with the beautiful words of Bulleh Shah, Rumi,  John Lennon, Tagore  and Kabir (among others) to inspire them. The amazing blend of rich melodies was deeply enjoyed by all.

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Smt. Savita Devi charmed the audience with her performance on 27 December 2013 under the aegis of SPIC MACAY
Ustd. Yousuf Khan Nizami gave a qawwali performance in school with his group on 21 November 2013
Su. Uma Sharma , a kathak exponent performed in school on 27 August 2013
 
Kathak Maestro, Padmashree Shovana Narayan performed in school on 29 April 2013
 
Tagoreans enjoyed the musical performance by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt,creator of the MOHAN VEENA and the winner of the GRAMMY AWARD in school on 12 September 2012
 
Vidushi Rita Ganguly , a renowned Indian music vocalist performed in school under Virasat 2012 celebrations on 20 April 2012
 
Su. Uma Sharma gave a Kathak dance performance in school under the aegis of SPIC MACAY on 04 May 2012
 
Smt. Madhavi Mudgal- a renowned Odissi dancer performed in the school on 29 April 2010