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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Culture and the Arts
Indian Classical Violinist

Ms. Shyamala Sundaram, 77, a violin and vocal tutor who is from Chennai, India, makes a trip to Columbia, Mo. every Fall to spend time with the Chockalingam family and teach her great-great-grandson, Kavin Anand, 12, Indian classical violin. Apart from one-on-one lessons, she leaves notes for Kavin before heading back to India and also skypes with him whenever time permits.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Columbia, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: E-5
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