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Eric Fraser + Ehren Hanson

Spiral Music

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Eric Fraser (bansuri) is an accomplished bansuri flute player based in Brooklyn, New York and Kolkata, India, where he studies under Pandit Gopal Roy. He is an exponent of a unique vocal style of flute playing that vividly conjures India. He has performed to mesmerized audiences in America and India, including radio performances on NPR’s Morning Edition and 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.

Ehren Hanson (tabla) began learning tabla when he was 15 years old under Misha Masud of New York City. In 2000 he was accepted as a disciple by the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and has developed into an exciting performer and a dynamic teacher. Hanson went on to teach rhythm as an assistant professor at Bard College in 2002, and in 2005 he received the prestigious Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. He has had the honor of accompanying great musicians such as Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Pandit Subrata Roy Chaudhuri, Steve Gorn, and others.

Both musicians are members of theBrooklyn Raga Massive music collective.