India’s ‘Arab’ music education academy has become the first to attract attention for being Arabic-centric.
The new academy in Kolkata, India, opened in June to cater to students from the countrys ‘Arab world’.
But in doing so, it has gone further than any other Indian music academy, with the academy’s director, a graduate of a prestigious music school, admitting that he was raised in the country and has a “Arab heritage”The Arabic-language website of the Indian music school is a “top 10 destination” for students from India, according to the director of the Kolkatas Arabic Music Academy.
According to the website, which features the Arabic-medium school’s students’ work, the academy is “dedicated to the creation and dissemination of Arabic music in India”.
The site lists the “Arabic language programme” as the main “programme” of the academy.
The website’s profile on the Indian Music Academy says it has an Arabic language programme that is “the highest of all Indian music institutes”.
The website also lists the academy as “Arabian Music Institute of Kolkatta”.
The Kolkato Times is also listing the academy on its website as “the first and the only Arab-language music education school in India” in its “Top 10 Destinations” section.
The publication, which also has an English-language version of the website as well, says that the academy has “one of the best and most diverse musical programs in the Indian region”.
The Arab-Language programme, according the website’s Arabic language section, has “students from all over the Arab world and is the only Arabic music education programme in India, offering a broad curriculum in both Classical and Contemporary styles.”
The site says the curriculum is based on “the Arabic language and music of the region and its culture, traditions and people”.
In an interview with the Times, the director said the academy was “dedicating itself to the dissemination of Arab music in Indian media and on television”.
“It is also dedicated to providing a space for all the students to develop their musical and cultural abilities and develop their own musical instruments, instruments and instruments of their own,” he said.
“It’s also an environment that is Arabic-focused, but it is a multicultural and multi-cultural one, and it is very welcoming of all cultures.”
The Karka Music School is the second academy in the world to be accredited with an accreditation by the Indian Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MoCT).
In June, the Karkas Arabic-Language Music Academy was granted a certificate of accreditation from the ministry.
The MoCT said in a statement that the KARKA program is a collaborative effort between the MoCT and the Kooras Arabic Language School.
“In this new initiative, Koorashian Music Academy is able to show that a significant part of the education of its students is in Arabic, not Hindi or Tamil,” it said.
The ministry also said that the program was “completed with the support of the ministry of tourism and the ministry for minority affairs.”
Karkas Koorasha Music Academy director Ashraf Aza said he is “extremely proud” of his students.
“I am very happy that the ministry is giving this new educational institution a certificate,” he told the Times.
“We are proud to have such a wonderful education.”