Celebrating South Indian Music

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Ajay Menon immigrated to the U.S. from India twenty years ago. He has found it’s hard to teach his nine-year old daughter Annika the traditions he grew up with. Menon says other Indian families have similar struggles, so his organization is throwing a big festival this weekend in Aurora. It’s called the Rocky Mountain Thyagaraja Utsavam, and this is the event's fifth year. Ryan Warner talks with Ajay Menon.

Click here to see a schedule for Rocky Mountain Thyagaraja Utsavam, which is free and open to the public.

[Photo: Courtesy of Colorado Fine Arts Association, of the 2011 Rocky Mountain Thyagaraja Utsavam]

[Photo: Courtesy of Colorado Fine Arts Association, of barathanatyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind.]