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Balakrishnan Raghavan

Balakrishnan Raghavan

Belonging to the World: Giving Voice to Sacred Poetry of the Marginalized

Balakrishnan Raghavan is a passionate classical musician formally trained in Carnatic music who  engages with, makes sense of, and accesses the world through the poems of the saints from the spiritual traditions of India. He is particularly drawn to poems of historic communities on the margins, on the fringes, the “other’” to the dominant. “They were the alternative, the undercurrent, the subversive,” he says. “This liminal space inhabited by the marginalized saint, the marginalized women from the hereditary artist community, and the marginalized sexual minorities are where my work finds solace, inspiration, and meaning.” He sets to music poems by these silenced poets, to ensure that voices of daring but marginalized poets of our history do not fade into oblivion. and he collaborates with dancers in the art form of Bharatanatyam to bring out visual imagery of these poems. Read Full Bio »

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Awakin Calls is an initiative of ServiceSpace, a global, all-volunteer community dedicated to small acts of great love. Our webinar and podcast series highlights the outer work and inner journeys of individuals who are transforming our world in large and small ways. We aim to inspire and seed shifts in consciousness by highlighting paradigm-shifting ways of being and doing in the world. We are a heart-centered learning community across wisdom traditions exploring the ServiceSpace principle of “change yourself, change the world”. We organize our processes in accordance with the principles we seek to lift up, and so each conversation is co-created by a team of volunteers distributed across the world, in a spirit of intrinsically motivated service and kinship.

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