Browse by author: Satya Gummuluri

Shanta Nurullah, The Sister with the Sitar: A Musician’s Journey

Born in the South Side of Chicago, Shanta Nurullah traveled to India in the late '60s, where she discovered the sitar. When she returned to the U.S., Shanta played a key role in the AACM and founded two pathbreaking all-women bands Sojourner and Samana.

"Song of India"

During the countercultural '60s, American bands and artists had grown fascinated with South Asian music . But the first recorded group of South Asian performers arrived in the 1880s as dancers, jugglers, and snake charmers, Satya Gummurli explains.