Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:30PM
Kane Hall, University of Washington
A grand performance with world class musicians lead by Violin maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan
Drums: McArthur genius fellow: Dafnis Preito
Piano/Keyboard: Osam Ezzeldin
Ghatam (clay pot percussion) by SV Ramani
Portland's renowned dancer/choreographer Jayanthi Raman presents a newly choreographed piece with the musicians
An enchanting evening of musical melange of Indian ragas and Jazz music, with visual splendor of Indian dance.
Vidwan Ganesh Rajagopalan explores new boundaries as he commissions jazz artists to accompany him with Indian ragas and jazz chords in a world music exposition.
The concert starts with a traditional composition played on the Violin accompanied by Indian percussion on the Ghatam or clay pot by brilliant artist S. V. Ramani from India. The concert then turns to involve two brilliant jazz performers, Osam Ezzeldin on Piano and Keyboard and MacArthur genius fellow Dafnis Preito on the drums, who play the compositions of Ganesh, led by the maestro himself playing the violin. The lead piece ‘Maya’: Illusion creates magical music on the violin with ragas interwoven with jazz renditions on keyboard and drums. The featured guest dance choreographer-performer Portland’s Dr. Jayanthi Raman, has been commissioned to present a new piece on Goddess Shakti adding visual dimension to the concert.
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