Sangeet Millennium, through the vision of Amie Maciszewski, is an initiative that presents mainly traditional, but also new music and dance of the Indian subcontinent through collaborative and interactive performance, workshops, classes, festivals, and sometimes films. Amie Maciszewski is a sitarist, teaching artist, and ethnomusicologist who founded and runs Sangeet Millennium.
Our mission is to raise awareness of and appreciation for the traditional and new music and dance culture of the Indian subcontinent. We do so by presenting highlights of Amie Maciszewski’s performance, scholarship, teaching, and the collaborative production of it. Amie seeks to use her music (and its co-creation with others) to promote intercultural understanding and concern for those whose lives are vastly different than ours.
What’s happening in 2018
There has been a lot going on with Amie and Sangeet Millennium this year, including the launch of a new musical project, Amie’s highly successful tour in Pakistan, and being selected for the Texas Commission of the Arts Touring Roster.
Summer Tour In Pakistan
Amie was invited for the second year in a row to tour Pakistan, giving concerts and lectures at various locations throughout the country, including the National Academy of Performing Arts. You can read a review of that performance in DAWN here. Another performance, in Islamabad, has been shared online by Power99.live.
The Launch of South Asian Music for the World!
This year we were proud to announce the beginning of a new project entitled, South Asian Music for the World. Supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, we brought together renowned artists, providing Dallas audiences unique access to instruments and music not easily accessible in Western countries.
2018 Selection for TCA Touring Roster
Dr. Amie Maciszewski has been selected again in 2018 for the Texas Commission of the Arts Touring Roster! As a recognized artist by the Texas Commission of the Arts, up to 50% finding support is available to book me and my ensemble for non-profit artistic and arts education events and residencies around Texas. Applications for support this quarter must be submitted by August 1!
Highlights from 2016 and 2017
Looking back, the past couple of years were full of unique music programs and outreach by Amie and Sangeet Millennium. Here is a small glimpse of what we were up to throughout 2016 and 2017.
2017 – India Outreach, Tours, and Collaboration with Flamenco Artists
In 2017, Amie completed a performance and outreach tour in India, along with tours across the Southwest U.S. in New Mexico, the Texas borderlands and South Texas. In Dallas, SME held their second Declare World Peace festival, and co-produced Improvisation Across Continents, a collaborative concert with Ida y Vuelta Flamenco company which featured Kathak dance, Hindustani music, and Flamenco dance and music.
2016 – Touring Pakistan and Sangeet Millennium’s 3rd CD.
In 2016, Amie completed an extended tour of Pakistan at the request of the U.S. Embassy. This unique opportunity led to meetings with many great musicians and sharing music with new communities. Sangeet Millennium (SME) released their third CD and completed a regional tour of Oklahoma and Arkansas, a tour partially supported by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. To top this all off, SME held its first annual Declare World Peace festival in Dallas, TX.