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CITATION: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee THODUR MADABUSI KRISHNA

During the period 2011-2013, KRISHNA brought his passion and artistry to war-ravaged northern Sri Lanka, the first Karnatik musician to tour that region in three decades, and launched two festivals to promote “culture retrieval and revival” in that country. More recently, he conducted, with a prominent environmentalist, a free festival of “art healing” on the […]

January 4, 2017

PHOTO EXHIBIT: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee THODUR MADABUSHI KRISHNA

The healing power of music is an idea that often does not rise beyond being a comfortable truism. But a young artist in India is showing that music can, indeed, be a deeply transformative force in personal lives and society itself. Born in 1976 to a Brahmin family, Thodur Madabusi Krishna was trained from the […]

December 12, 2016

RESPONSE: 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee THODUR MADABUSI KRISHNA

“Democracy demands that society’s wealth, physical and cultural be shared with openness, respect and love. This calls for empathy and not just tolerance; an embrace not putting up with one another.RelatedKrishna, Thodur Madabusi (Awardee) Cultures are not bound by the lines that we draw on a map. It is in fact art that reveals to […]

December 9, 2016

LECTURE PAPER: Bridging Social Divides through the Healing Power of Music and the Arts

In this inspiring lecture paper, the irreverent Thodur Madabushi Krishna, 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Emergent Leadership, shares that the arts can indeed bring healing and catharsis.  Perhaps more importantly, he argues that true healing occurs when the artistic community acknowledges the pain it directly or indirectly inflicts upon others.  Put on your thinking caps.  You […]

IN PHOTOS: The 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards

Relive the 58th Ramon Magsaysay Awards through choice highlights of some of the events during this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Awards Festival Week, and see the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees spread hope and inspiration through our curated gallery.RelatedCarpio Morales, Conchita (Awardee)Dompet Dhuafa (Awardee)Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (Awardee)Krishna, Thodur Madabusi (Awardee)Vientiane Rescue (Awardee)Wilson, Bezwada (Awardee) Ramon Magsaysay […]

October 24, 2016