Rhythm, Melody & Improvisation in Indian Classical Music: An Interactive Workshop w/ Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, Sameer Gupta, and Srinivas Reddy

Saturday, April 3, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
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In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the theory and practice of Indian Classical Music. The workshop will be taught by three vibrant young practitioners: Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, Sameer Gupta, and Srinivas Reddy. Three central topics in Indian Classical Music—rhythm, melody and improvisation—will each be introduced, demonstrated and explored throughout the workshop by all three teachers. There will be a short performance during the last hour with ample time for questions and discussion.

*There are no prerequisites for the class, and it is open to all ages, and all musical levels. Participants who play instruments are welcome to bring them to class.

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan is founder and director of the Sangati Community Center for South Asian Music. He has guest-lectured on Carnatic (South Indian classical) music for the Music of India courses at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, and has conducted workshops on singing and the aesthetics of Indian classical music at the SF Conservatory of Music and the Asian Art Museum. www.sangaticenter.org

Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists representing the traditions of American Jazz on drumset, and Indian Classical music on tabla. He is a student of Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and lives in Harlem, NYC where he is actively involved with performing and teaching through Carnegie Hall's Global Encounters' Music of India program. www.sameergupta.com

Srinivas Reddy is the founder of SADHANA Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Indian Classical Music. Srinivas teaches the SSEAS Music of India class at UC Berkeley and has lectured at many universities including Brown, Wesleyan, and UMass. He continues to learn sitar from his guru Pandit Partha Chatterjee. www.srinivasreddy.org




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