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DC RAGA JAM: Featuring Deepak Ram
May 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
We are so excited to announce this month our featured artist will be master bamboo flute player, composer & teacher Deepak Ram. Not only will he mesmerize us with his performance, he will also be presenting a workshop “The Philosophy and Methodology of Improvisation in North Indian Classical music” before the performance. Come early at 7:30 PM (upstairs) to soak up the wealth of knowledge he has to share with us and stay for a spell-binding performance at 8:30 (downstairs). The door fee will be $5 that will go to our featured artist. Accompanying on tabla will be our very own Avi Shah.
07:30 PM Workshop (upstairs)
08:30 PM Performance (downstairs)
10:00 PM Jam session
Listen to Deepak Ram on NPR:
Disciple of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Deepak Ram is known for his evocative performances in traditional North Indian (Hindustani) Classical Music. Apart from the US, Deepak has performed in South Africa, India, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Austria, Germany, Lebanon, Turkey and Holland and had the honor of accompanying his teacher, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, in Geneva, London and Paris. In addition to his training under Pandit Chaurasia, Deepak learned from other maestros such as Sri Jeram Bhana (in South Africa), (late) Sri Suryakant Limaye and Pandit Vijay Raghav Rao. He also studied Tabla under Sri Yashwant Padhye and, music theory and voice under Pandit Rajaram Shukla. Deepak has eight solo albums to his credit and as a session musician can be heard on over twenty-five albums. Winner of several prestigious awards, Deepak holds a Masters degree in Music (MMus) from Rhodes University, South Africa. He served as visiting professor in Indian Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has lectured full time for four years at the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa. http://www.deepakram.com
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.
Let us know if you’re interested in playing Wednesday night and we’ll make sure you have a slot. Looking forward to seeing everyone then! And don’t forget to share the event with your friends in the area!
Thank you for your support!!
DC RAGA JAM