The thing that has struck me the most so far, is the simplicity of life here. People don't live in fear which seems to result in almost a lack of any sort of structure. In a way, you can here that kind of idea reflected in a lot of classical music, not rhythmic patterns and structure, almost atonal (eastern scale) and what sounds quite improvisatory.
My younger cousin who is 10 years old, just completed in 1 grade exam on piano, and he's been talking about how much he loves composing music. He learns at the Royal Music Academy here in Bangalore which I'm hoping to visit while I'm here.
While we're not setting up anything here in Bangalore, it'll be a great opportunity to speak with locals, here their thoughts on the situation on those in disadvantaged communities and work with them to bring them something.
One of my concerns in this whole process is whether or not music education is something that the people living in these communities are even going to want. Who am I to enforce something on them... I guess we'll see.