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DC Raga Jam: Featuring Anand Vemuri
September 27 @ 9:00 pm - September 28 @ 12:00 am
Anand Vemuri | 9:00 PM
Raga Jam Session | 10:00 PM
$5 Door Fee
Anand Vemuri – Bamboo Flute
Avi Shah – Tabla
Anand began his initial training in Carnatic flute under the tutelage of Sri V.K. Raman. Shortly afterwards Anand began to concurrently study Hindustani music under the tutelage of Sri Deepak Ram and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. Anand currently takes advanced training in Carnatic music under Sri Delhi P. Sunderrajan. In the past Anand has played in numerous recordings. fusion, ghazal, dance programs and solo classical concerts in both USA and India.
Raised in the US, Advait has been playing tabla since the age of eight. Largely a self taught musician, Advait has developed much of his musical knowledge and skill through listening to recordings and attending concerts. He received a basic training at the Faculty of Performing Arts of the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda during a trip to India in 1986. Upon his return to the USA, he began accompanying musicians in all genres of Indian music including Hindustani classical, ghazals, qawalis, film and devotional music. He later received advanced training from Ustad Tari Khan in Chicago, IL., and has had the opportunity to attend workshops taught by the great Ustad Zakir Hussain. As an accompanist, he has shared the stage with Nisar Bazmi, Ustad Nafiz Ali Khan and Pandit Subroto Roy Choudury, among others. Through his training and self study, Advait has developed a unique style which creatively blends a mix of East and West. Along with Karavika, he also plays with fusion alternative rock/Indian group Banyan Trees as well as D.C. based music ensemble, Nootana. Advait’s musical interests also extend to singing ghazals and Hindi film songs as well as playing the dhol, and other percussion instruments. By profession, Advait is a practicing dentist in the Baltimore area.
After the performance our jam session will follow. We are focused on encouraging spontaneous collaboration between smaller groups of musicians. Pairs, trios, quartets: join up with other musicians that are present or that you’ve met at past events and sign up for a slot to play. We only ask that your performance is rooted in or inspired by the tradition of Indian Classical Music.
Thank you for your support!!
DC RAGA JAM