Bobby Rozario with RUDRA
Rhythms of India
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
From timeless ragas to contemporary fusion, performers explore the varied traditions of Indian music in our intimate, cherrywood-lined theater.
Join Bobby Rozario and RUDRA, an ensemble blending North and South Indian styles with Western jazz, as they celebrate the release of their new album of original acoustic fusions. Their compositions are marked by complex rhythmic and melodic structures played with uncommon speed, dexterity, and soulfulness. Their performances feature a free-flowing musical conversation, or jugalbandi, among the players.
Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and MicÃ³l Schejola Foundation. This concert is presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment. Sunny Thakkar is a community partner.
About the Musicians
Bobby Rozario is a guitarist and composer with Indian and Brazilian/Portuguese roots, based in New York City. A third-generation musician, he is trained in the Indian Hindustani classical tradition. He has developed his own unique sound, characterized by Hindustani gayaki-style playing that brings together the characteristics of sitar and sarod.
Swaminathan Selvaganesh is the grandson of Grammy-winning Indian percussionist Vikku Vinayakram and one of the premiere performers of the khanjira drum. A well-known Carnatic artist, he is also a major force in Tamil cinema, composing songs in a range of genres, from folk to hip-hop to romantic ballads. He collaborates with guitar virtuoso Bobby Rozario in creating music that brings together elements of Carnatic rhythms, Hindustani classical music, and Western jazz.
Anubrata Chatterjee is the son of world-renowned tabla maestro Anindo Chatterjee. Nurtured from a young age to be a table player, Anubrata Chatterjee was a disciple of the great guru Padmabhushan ““ Deshkottam Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Subsequently Anubrata continued his training under the tutelage of his father. He has accompanied living legends of Indian classical music such as Amjad Ali Khan, Rais Khan, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Shahid Parvez, and others. He has built upon his father’s style and expanded his own repertoire to display an amalgamation of power, grace, skill, and superb tonal clarity. His institution MATRA (Music Academy for Tabla Research by Anindo Chatterjee) focuses on teaching the art all over the world. Anubrata received the Basavaraj Rajguru Award in 2014 and prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Award in 2016.
Premik Russell Tubbs (alto saxophone) got his musical start through his father, Harry Tubbs, a jazz trumpeter who played with John Coltrane. Premik has performed with many great musicians, including the Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin, Carlos Santana, and Dr. L. Subramaniam. He has recorded world music records with spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy, Steve Booke, and Shambhu Vineberg, as well as music for short films. His saxophone was featured on hits like “How Will I Know,” “Baby, Come to Me,” and “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off.”
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