Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA
Jul
6
to Aug 3

Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA

  • San Francisco Community Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This ensemble will run for four Saturdays in Fall Quarter (see dates below).  It will explore universal techniques and approaches of Indian rhythm with a focus on the ancient South Indian Carnatic tradition. Gain hands-on experience playing several traditional instruments, including the pitched mridangam, khanjira frame drum, ghatam clay jug drum, and konakkol, a unique system of vocal percussion.

Ages: All
Instruments: Mridangam (double-sided pitched drum), khanjira (frame drum), ghatam (clay jug drum), konnakol vocal percussion (beat boxing). Open to singers and instrumentalists. Bring your instrument if you have one!
Musical Styles: Hand drumming; Indian rhythmic improvisation and composition; adapting traditional techniques to other instruments and across genres
Prerequisites: None
Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch, Saturdays July 6 & 27, August 3, 2:30 – 4:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy

For enrollment, please contact the Mission District Branch registrar at (415) 647-6015.

For more details, visit SFCMC.

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Way out West Series - Berkeley, CA
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Way out West Series - Berkeley, CA

  • California Jazz Conservatory - Rendon Hall (map)
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The Alaya Project

Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone
Colin Hogan, keyboard + accordion

For details, visit Way out West.

The Alaya Project is the essential bridge between the intricate Carnatic style of Indian classical music and contemporary jazz and funk. Born in the cultural bastion of Oakland, California, The Alaya Project explores new textures and perspectives built over two decades of friendship, dialogue, and musical immersion across genres and continents. The driving hybrid kit grooves of Indian percussionist and drummer, Rohan Krishnamurthy, the soulful Ragas and melodies of Prasant Radhakrishnan on saxophone, and the harmonic bedrock of Colin Hogan embodies the permanence of a changing soundscape.

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Drive East - New York City, NY
Aug
7
8:00 PM20:00

Drive East - New York City, NY

Mridangam-Tabla Jughalbhandi

Nitin Mitta, tabla

For details, visit Drive East.

Join Navatman in New York City and San Francisco as we bring together artists from all over the globe for one of the most ambitious—and lauded—congregations of Indian classical music and dance in our annual festival. Whether you are a seasoned patron or interested in learning more, there is an experience for everyone in this extraordinary festival.

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Drive East - New York City, NY
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Drive East - New York City, NY

Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone

For details, visit Drive East.

Join Navatman in New York City and San Francisco as we bring together artists from all over the globe for one of the most ambitious—and lauded—congregations of Indian classical music and dance in our annual festival. Whether you are a seasoned patron or interested in learning more, there is an experience for everyone in this extraordinary festival.

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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest - San Jose, CA
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest - San Jose, CA

The Alaya Project

Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone
Colin Hogan, keyboard + accordion

For details, visit San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

The Alaya Project is the essential bridge between the intricate Carnatic style of Indian classical music and contemporary jazz and funk. Born in the cultural bastion of Oakland, California, The Alaya Project explores new textures and perspectives built over two decades of friendship, dialogue, and musical immersion across genres and continents. The driving hybrid kit grooves of Indian percussionist and drummer, Rohan Krishnamurthy, the soulful Ragas and melodies of Prasant Radhakrishnan on saxophone, and the harmonic bedrock of Colin Hogan embodies the permanence of a changing soundscape.

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Drive East - San Francisco, CA
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Drive East - San Francisco, CA

Roopa in Flux

Roopa Mahadevan, voice
Anjna Swaminathan, violin
Guy Mintus, piano

For details, visit Drive East.

Join Navatman in New York City and San Francisco as we bring together artists from all over the globe for one of the most ambitious—and lauded—congregations of Indian classical music and dance in our annual festival. Whether you are a seasoned patron or interested in learning more, there is an experience for everyone in this extraordinary festival.

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SF Music Day - San Francisco, CA
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

SF Music Day - San Francisco, CA

The Alaya Project

Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone
Colin Hogan, keyboard + accordion

For details, visit Intermusic SF.

The Alaya Project is the essential bridge between the intricate Carnatic style of Indian classical music and contemporary jazz and funk. Born in the cultural bastion of Oakland, California, The Alaya Project explores new textures and perspectives built over two decades of friendship, dialogue, and musical immersion across genres and continents. The driving hybrid kit grooves of Indian percussionist and drummer, Rohan Krishnamurthy, the soulful Ragas and melodies of Prasant Radhakrishnan on saxophone, and the harmonic bedrock of Colin Hogan embodies the permanence of a changing soundscape.

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National Center for Choreography Residency - Akron, OH
Oct
21
to Oct 25

National Center for Choreography Residency - Akron, OH

Liquid Music Series

‘Let the Crows Come’

Ashwini Ramaswamy, bharatanatyam
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, modern
Roopa Mahadevan, voice
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Brent Arnold, cello + electronics

Evoking mythography and ancestry, Let the Crows Come depicts crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed. In a series of three dance solos (by Ramaswamy, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, and Berit Ahlgren), with music by three composers (Jace Clayton, Prema Ramamurthy, and Brent Arnold), this work deconstructs, extrapolates, and retrogrades Bharatanatyam (south Indian classical dance) and Carnatic (south Indian classical music) to explore how memory and homeland channel both guidance and dislocation. Using these Indian forms as their point of inspiration, the artists explore deconstruction, iteration, and crossing cultures. Let the Crows Come layers Ramaswamy’s visceral interpretation of ancestry, ritual, and tradition with a genre-defying evolution of movement and music across cultural and corporeal boundaries.

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Michigan Festival of Sacred Music - Kalamazoo, MI
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Michigan Festival of Sacred Music - Kalamazoo, MI

A new production exploring the musicality of religion.

Raaginder Singh Momi, violin
joined by Hindu and Sikh priests

For details, visit MFSM.

The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music offers events representing diverse religious traditions, promoting mutual respect and understanding through sharing the music treasured by these traditions. We serve audiences and communities of all faiths and cultures by providing opportunities to connect with each other through music.

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St. Paul Chamber Orchestra - Minneapolis, MN
Nov
7
to Nov 8

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra - Minneapolis, MN

  • Ordway Center for Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Liquid Music Series

‘Let the Crows Come’

Ashwini Ramaswamy, bharatanatyam
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, modern
Roopa Mahadevan, voice
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Brent Arnold, cello + electronics

Evoking mythography and ancestry, Let the Crows Come depicts crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed. In a series of three dance solos (by Ramaswamy, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, and Berit Ahlgren), with music by three composers (Jace Clayton, Prema Ramamurthy, and Brent Arnold), this work deconstructs, extrapolates, and retrogrades Bharatanatyam (south Indian classical dance) and Carnatic (south Indian classical music) to explore how memory and homeland channel both guidance and dislocation. Using these Indian forms as their point of inspiration, the artists explore deconstruction, iteration, and crossing cultures. Let the Crows Come layers Ramaswamy’s visceral interpretation of ancestry, ritual, and tradition with a genre-defying evolution of movement and music across cultural and corporeal boundaries.

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Morrison Music Series - San Francisco, CA
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Morrison Music Series - San Francisco, CA

The Alaya Project

Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone
Colin Hogan, keyboard + accordion

For details, visit San Francisco State University.

The Alaya Project is the essential bridge between the intricate Carnatic style of Indian classical music and contemporary jazz and funk. Born in the cultural bastion of Oakland, California, The Alaya Project explores new textures and perspectives built over two decades of friendship, dialogue, and musical immersion across genres and continents. The driving hybrid kit grooves of Indian percussionist and drummer, Rohan Krishnamurthy, the soulful Ragas and melodies of Prasant Radhakrishnan on saxophone, and the harmonic bedrock of Colin Hogan embodies the permanence of a changing soundscape.

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UMass Amherst - Amherst, MA
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

UMass Amherst - Amherst, MA

Liquid Music Series

‘Let the Crows Come’

Ashwini Ramaswamy, bharatanatyam
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, modern
Roopa Mahadevan, voice
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Brent Arnold, cello + electronics

Evoking mythography and ancestry, Let the Crows Come depicts crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed. In a series of three dance solos (by Ramaswamy, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, and Berit Ahlgren), with music by three composers (Jace Clayton, Prema Ramamurthy, and Brent Arnold), this work deconstructs, extrapolates, and retrogrades Bharatanatyam (south Indian classical dance) and Carnatic (south Indian classical music) to explore how memory and homeland channel both guidance and dislocation. Using these Indian forms as their point of inspiration, the artists explore deconstruction, iteration, and crossing cultures. Let the Crows Come layers Ramaswamy’s visceral interpretation of ancestry, ritual, and tradition with a genre-defying evolution of movement and music across cultural and corporeal boundaries.

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The Ware & Winter Center - Millersville, PA
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Ware & Winter Center - Millersville, PA

Liquid Music Series

‘Let the Crows Come’

Ashwini Ramaswamy, bharatanatyam
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, modern
Roopa Mahadevan, voice
Arun Ramamurthy, violin
Brent Arnold, cello + electronics

Evoking mythography and ancestry, Let the Crows Come depicts crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed. In a series of three dance solos (by Ramaswamy, Alanna Morris-Van Tassel, and Berit Ahlgren), with music by three composers (Jace Clayton, Prema Ramamurthy, and Brent Arnold), this work deconstructs, extrapolates, and retrogrades Bharatanatyam (south Indian classical dance) and Carnatic (south Indian classical music) to explore how memory and homeland channel both guidance and dislocation. Using these Indian forms as their point of inspiration, the artists explore deconstruction, iteration, and crossing cultures. Let the Crows Come layers Ramaswamy’s visceral interpretation of ancestry, ritual, and tradition with a genre-defying evolution of movement and music across cultural and corporeal boundaries.

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Rhythm Residency - Boston, MA
Jun
17
to Jun 20

Rhythm Residency - Boston, MA

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • Carnatic percussion - mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion

  • Drum set - funk, jazz, pop, and hybrid styles

  • Hybrid kit - combining Indian percussion and hand drums with drum set

  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers

  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans

  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation

  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!

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The Dance Complex - Boston, MA
May
31
to Jun 1

The Dance Complex - Boston, MA

‘Samsara: Dancing the Everyday’
NATyA Dance Collective

Music featuring:
Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone
Malavika Kumar, nattuvangam

NATyA Dance Collective presents an evening of Bharatanatyam that reflects upon the significance of our human everyday experiences: the rhythm of the drum, love and loss, searching without end, and the complexities of human relationships. Set to an eclectic new score, Samsara presents a dynamic selection of classic and contemporary pieces choreographed by NATyA dancers from around the Boston area.
Featuring: Smitha Radhakrishnan, Aditi Subramaniam, Usha Narayana, Divya Satishchandra, and Gowri Vijayakumar.

For details, visit Dance Complex.

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Kennedy Center - Washington D.C.
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Kennedy Center - Washington D.C.

  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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‘Through Fish Eyes’
Prakriti Dance Company
Music featuring:
Ramya Sundaresan Kapadia, voice
Anjna Swaminathan, violin

A unique performance that utilizes Bharata Natyam to create awareness and evoke empathy in audiences about the dwindling marine ecosystems. The creatures of the ocean come to life as protagonists, telling their tale of a future world ravaged by humanity. They reminisce about the once abundant and thriving ocean, and its interactions with humans. But even water, which is selfless and ever-giving has not been spared from the meddling of humankind. Humanity is the hand that has destroyed, but can it now be the hand of change, or is it too late?

For details, visit Prakriti Dance.

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Carnatic Tour - New York City, NY
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Carnatic Tour - New York City, NY

Ramakrishnan Murthy, voice
Kamalakiran Vinjamuri, violin

Presented by Brooklyn Raga Massive.

Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is an artist collective dedicated to creating cross-cultural understanding through the lens of Indian classical and Raga inspired music. It is comprised of forward thinking musicians rooted in both traditional Indian and South Asian classical music, as well as cross-cultural Raga inspired music. Hailed as “Leaders of the Raga Renaissance” by the New Yorker, BRM creates original composed music by BRM member musicians and represented ensembles, presents over 7o concerts annually with an ongoing weekly concert and raga jam session series and specialty concerts, and co-presents an annual 24 Ragas Live festival.  In particular, the culturally inclusive nature of BRM has not only built a strong community, but has become an incubator of new music collaborations with sounds indigenous to Brooklyn.

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Oakland Ballet
May
22
to Jun 1

Oakland Ballet

Jangala

A fun, fast-paced, and family-friendly performance that brings tales from Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” to life through an innovative mix of ballet and Indian Bharatanatyam dance. Featuring an original musical score and guest performances by Nava Dance Theatre.

For details, visit Jangala.


May 22 @ 7:00 p.m. - San Leandro High School 

May 28 @ 7:00 p.m. - Bankhead Theater in Livermore

May 30 & 31 @ 7:30 p.m. - Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College

June 1 @ 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.- Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center, Laney College

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Rhythm Residency - Boston, MA
Apr
16
to Apr 20

Rhythm Residency - Boston, MA

Personalized one-on-one and group lessons offered in:

  • Carnatic percussion - mridangam, khanjira, ghatam, konnakol vocal percussion

  • Drum set - funk, jazz, pop, and hybrid styles

  • Hybrid kit - combining Indian percussion and hand drums with drum set

  • Rhythm techniques for singers, instrumentalists, and dancers

  • Devotional drumming for kirtans and bhajans

  • Cross-musical composition and improvisation

  • Music history, theory and analysis, and ethnomusicology

Sign-up for lessons!

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Indian Music Quintet - San Francisco, CA
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Indian Music Quintet - San Francisco, CA

‘The 10th Annual Birthday Tribute to Maestro Ali Akbar Khan’

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
2 pm – 10:30 pm

Afternoon:
2:00
The Works

3:00
Tabla Ensemble

4:00
Manik Khan – Sarode
Arjun Verma – Sitar
Raginder Singh – Violin
Nilan Chaudhuri – Tabla
Rohan Krishnamurthy – Mridangam

Evening:
7:00
Shrinivas Joshi – Vocal
Viraj Joshi – Vocal
Prashant Pandav – Tabla
Avinash Dighe – Harmonium

8:30
Alam Khan – Sarode
Swapan Chaudhuri – Tabla

Tickets are available through the Old First Concerts at (415) 474-1608 or oldfirstconcerts.org
For more information contact the AACM Office at 415 454-6372 or www.aacm.org

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CounterPulse - San Francisco, CA
Mar
29
to Mar 31

CounterPulse - San Francisco, CA

Nava Dance Theater
’Broken Seeds Still Grow: Taking Root’

Through dance and multimedia, Broken Seeds Still Grow: Taking Root links the hyphenated-American experience to the displacement of our ancestors during the devastating 1947 Partition of British India. Stories of South Asian diaspora create dance vignettes that examine the widespread fear developing towards Muslims and Middle Eastern/South Asian descent. Are we allowed to feel American, even if aren’t always welcome?

Created and directed by Nadhi Thekkek and Rupy C. Tut.
Music featuring G.S. Rajan, flute, and Taniya Panda, voice.

For details, visit CounterPulse.

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Vegan Underground x Feastly - Oakland, CA
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Vegan Underground x Feastly - Oakland, CA

Carnatic duet with Prasant Radhakrishnan, saxophone

Now in its 14th year! This series has been hosting world renowned musicians paired with gourmet vegan cuisine in this small intimate setting in West Oakland for well over a decade. Featured on NPR, many local and national food magazines and all sorts of blogs and discussed in detail in my first book, "Notes from an Underground Restaurant" Improvisations Through Food and Music".

For details, visit Vegan Underground.

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American Conservatory Theater - San Francisco, CA
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

American Conservatory Theater - San Francisco, CA

When Eyes Speak

Preethi Ramaprasad, in collaboration with Shruti Abhishek and Sri Thina Subramaniam 
presents

Mar 18–24, 2019

The Costume Shop Theater

When Eyes Speak is the second iteration of an Indian choreography festival in San Francisco. In 2017, the performance line up at SAFEhouse Arts was featured in SF Arts, and SF Chronicle’s Critic’s Picks. The performances featured will focus on Indian dance choreography and theatre as a discourse.

Directed by Preethi Ramaprasad in conjunction with collaborators Shruti Abhishek and Sri Thina Subramaniam, there will be discussions, and artist talk-backs after the shows.  The festival will culminate in this collective’s collaboration titled, RAVANA, which uses Indian mythology to discuss broader themes of social relevance such as feminism, consent, and erasure.

For details, visit ACT.

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Product of Culture - Los Angeles, CA
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Product of Culture - Los Angeles, CA

LA UNPLUGGED + POP UP SHOP

RSVP required for entry

Feel the day party vibes with a group of exceptional South Asian artists. Hear their stories, experience their sounds, feel their art and learn from their journeys.

Panel Talk Back at 2PM SHARP

FEATURING:

Sid Sriram

The Musical Doc

Malinder Tooray

Kumari Suraj

Sanjoy

Raaginder

Performances throughout the afternoon from 3pm-6pm
Check out fresh art merch from South Asian creatives all afternoon!
In-store party and live DJ from 1PM-6PM.

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POC x POC furthers diversity and cultural education across North America by providing young multicultural innovators and artists with a strong platform to tell their stories and share their art. Be a part of our movement and RISE for the culture.

For details, visit Product of Culture.

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Ohlone College Ethnomusicology Courses - Fremont, CA
Jan
28
to May 17

Ohlone College Ethnomusicology Courses - Fremont, CA

Accredited online course offered for the campus and community:

Music of World Cultures - MUS 104

For registration details, visit Ohlone College.

OnMusic of the World takes students on an exciting journey, discovering musical cultures of the world. The text contains music from Africa, the Caribbean, North America, Latin America, South Asia, Korea, Central Asia, Indonesia, Japan, and China. This course includes engaging material with interactive maps, 10 listening guides, 45 music examples, 22 original performance videos, and links to YouTube videos.

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Harris Theater - Chicago, IL
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Harris Theater - Chicago, IL

Ragamala Dance Company

Written in Water is an ongoing investigation of Paramapadam (the 2nd century Indian board game upon which Snakes and Ladders is based), the 12th century Sufi text The Conference of the Birds, and the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of both. The game board serves as a physical and metaphorical framework for a world of psychological complexity, in which dancers and musicians move freely between composition and improvisation. The performance will unfold upon a large-scale projection of a Paramapadam game board on the stage floor. On this metaphysical map, the seekers/dancers activate the space by negotiating snakes and ladders—which represent the heights of ecstasy and depths of longing—as they journey through the seven valleys (or states of being) central to The Conference of the Birds.

For more details, visit Harris Theater.

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Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA
Jan
5
to Mar 23

Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA

  • San Francisco Community Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This ensemble will run for four Saturdays in Fall Quarter (see dates below).  It will explore universal techniques and approaches of Indian rhythm with a focus on the ancient South Indian Carnatic tradition. Gain hands-on experience playing several traditional instruments, including the pitched mridangam, khanjira frame drum, ghatam clay jug drum, and konakkol, a unique system of vocal percussion.

Ages: All
Instruments: Mridangam (double-sided pitched drum), khanjira (frame drum), ghatam (clay jug drum), konnakol vocal percussion (beat boxing). Open to singers and instrumentalists. Bring your instrument if you have one!
Musical Styles: Hand drumming; Indian rhythmic improvisation and composition; adapting traditional techniques to other instruments and across genres
Prerequisites: None
Location, Day and Time: Mission District Branch, Saturdays January 5, February 2 and March 2, 2:30 – 4:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy

For enrollment, please contact the Mission District Branch registrar at (415) 647-6015.

For more details, visit SFCMC.

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