Francesca Cassio’s articles on ACADEMIA.EDU


Percorsi della voce book

“Percorsi della voce. Storia e tecniche esecutive del canto dhrupad nella musica classica dell’India del nord”, Bologna, Ut Orpheus Edizioni (2000).






“Singing Dharam: Transmission of Knowledge in the Sikh Sonic Path”. Co-authored with Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa). Explorations in Indic Traditions: Beacons of Dharma. Edited by Reading Michael and Miller Christopher (2019). Lanham: Lexington Books.

“Sikh Musicology and the Gurbani Kirtan tradition”. The Sikh World. Edited by Mandair, Arvind-Pal and Singh, Pashaura. London: Routledge. (Forthcoming)

“Performing Tagore Songs: from the Perspective of the Singer”. Rabindranath Tagore: Poèmes Chantés. Edited by Bonessi Ugo and Prayer Mario. Lausanne: F.I.N.D. (Forthcoming).

“Gurbānī Sangīt: Authenticity and Influences. A study of the Sikh Musical Tradition in Relation to Medieval and Early Modern Indian Music”. Encountering Sikh Texts, Practices and Performances: Essays in Honour of Professor Christopher Shackle. Edited by Mandair Arvind-Pal and Singh Pashaura, (2015): 20-60. London: Routledge.

“Il nada yoga: la scienza del suono nella tradizione musicale Indiana”. Conscientia musica: Contrappunti per Rossana Dalmonte e Mario Baroni. Edited by Annarita Addessi, Ignazio Macchiarella, Massimo Privitera and Marco Russo, (2010): 265–78. Lucca: LIM.

“La musica classica indostana come esempio di integrazione tra la cultura hindu e quella musulmana”. Fedi e Culture oltre il Dio di Abramo. Edited by Giovanni D’Erme, (2002): 45-61. Matera: Fondazione Carlo Levi.

“La musica classica indiana: mutamenti nella produzione e nella fruizione dopo il 1947”. Il Subcontinente Indiano verso il Terzo Millennio. Edited by E. Basile, M. Torri, (2002): 534-539. Milano: Franco Angeli.


“The Sonic Pilgrimage. Exploring Kīrtan and Sacred Journeying in Sikh Culture”. Sikh Formations. Edited by Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa and Singh Pashaura (2019). London: Routledge.

“The Influence of Gurbani Kirtan in Tagore’s Music and Poetry.” Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University. Edited by Bhai Baldeep Singh and Balwant Dhillon. (Forthcoming)

“Female Voices in Gurbānī Sangīt and the Role of the Media in Promoting Female Kīrtanīe”, Sikh Formations, Edited by Balbinder Bhogal. Vol 10, N. 2 (2014): 233-270. London: Routledge.

“Tradition des Courtisanes de l’Inde du Nord: Passé et Present”. Entre Ateliers d’Artistes et Musicologie. Lyon (2013):107-115. Ambronay Press.

“The Music of the Sikh Gurūs’ Tradition in a Western Context. Cross-Cultural Pedagogy and Research.” Sikh Formations. Edited by Balbinder Bhogal, Vol. 7, No. 3 (2011): 313–337. London: Routledge.

“La Tradition Vocale Fèminine en Inde du Nord”. Cahier de Musiques Traditionelles 18 (2005): 79-102. Geneve: Atelier d’Ethnomusicologie.


“Notes of Intolerance”. The Sunday Tribune Spectrum, September 13th 2015. Chandigarh: The Tribune.

“Life at the pace of dhrupad”. Anad Foundation (2013)

“His Life a Hymn. A Tribute to Ustad R. Fahimuddin Dagar”. The Tribune of Chandigarh, August 5th (2011), Chandigarh: The Tribune
“In memoria di Alain Danielou”. India, Journal of the Indian Embassy in Italy, vol. 1 (2005). Rome: Indian Embassy.

“Nuova Delhi: la musica classica indiana fra tradizione e innovazione”, India, Journal of the Indian Embassy in Italy, vol.1 (1999). Rome: Indian Embassy.

“Le incantevoli melodie del sitar di Ravi Shankar”. India, Journal of the Indian Embassy in Italy, vol. 2. (1998). Rome: Indian Embassy.


“Tagore’s Songs of Love and Destiny. The Danielou Collection”, Vol. I and II. Artists: Francesca Cassio (vocal), Ugo Bonessi (Piano). Kolkata: Viswa Bharati University/Questz World, 2009.

“Songs from the Benares Tradition”. Artist: Saira Begum (vocal). Kolkata: Questz, 2009.

“Oceans of Colours”. Artist: Amelia Cuni (vocal). London: Navras Records, 2008.

“Tagore: Selected Songs”. Artist: Reba Som. Rome: III Millennio, 2004.

“The Dhrupad of the Dagarbani”. Artist: Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar. Rome: III Millennio, 2003.


“Musica Indiana”. Le Muse: Grande Dizionario Critico di Arti Visive, Letteratura, Musica e Teatro (2004). Novara: De Agostini (Double-blind review).


“A Feminist Ethnomusicology: Writings on Music and Gender” by Ellen Koskoff. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014. 256 pp. The American Anthropologist, December 2016, forthcoming. (Double-blind reviewed).