Vivek Virani(2019)

Vivek Virani is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology and Music Theory at the University of North Texas. Dr. Virani’s research explores connections between music and spirituality in diverse religious and cultural traditions, with a focus on the construction of beliefs, community, and self through musical performance. His current book project explores how Kabir songs, originating in the Malvi oral tradition, have come to address central questions of religion, national identity, and self-authorship in India. He is also a versatile musician, trained in Hindustani classical music.