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The Asian Music Circuit fights back | reviews, news & interviews

The Asian Music Circuit fights back

The Asian Music Circuit fights back

Funding cuts threaten the important multicultural arts organisation

Anuradha Paudwal: On tour courtesy of Asian Music Circuit

In the ravages of the recent arts cuts, and debates over the winners and losers, one estimable organisation tended to be overlooked in the coverage – the Asian Music Circuit, who have done more for Asian arts in the UK than probably any other entity. They have had their entire grant cut. The director of AMC, Viram Jasani, told me he was stunned by this unexpected savagery and took a week or two to gather his thoughts and mount a campaign. Sections of the media have started to swing behind it – in the last week an editorial in The Guardian simply said: “This is madness.”

It would seem that the Arts Council have got their facts wrong

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