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Eric Fraser + Roshni Samlal

Spiral Music

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation.


About the Musicians

Eric Fraseris an accomplished bansuri flute player based in Brooklyn and Kolkata, India, where he studies under Gopal Roy. He has performedhis unique vocal style of flute playingfor mesmerized audiences in America and India, including radio performances on NPR’sMorning Editionand WKCR New York. He has performed with renowned maestros of Indian music, including Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Steve Gorn, and Bollywood film composer A. R. Rahman at Carnegie Hall. Eric Fraser is a member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive music collective.

Roshni Samlal (tabla) is a New York”“based tabla player who hails from the West Indies, where she was initiated into the ancient tradition of Indian classical music by her vocalist father. She has continued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla playing under Shri Tapan Modak and is currently a student of the epic Farukhbad exponent Anindo Chatterjee. While her passion is Indian classical tabla, she has played folk, jazz, and other genres. Samlal has performed at notable local venues such as Pianos, the Knitting Factory, and the Bitter End.