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.
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
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.