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Indian Rhythm Ensemble - San Francisco, CA


  • San Francisco Community Music Center 544 Capp Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

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 September 8, October 6, November 10 and December 1, 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.