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Kane Mathis + Rich Stein

Spiral Music

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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.

About the Musicians

Kane Mathis has studied the kora, a 21-string West African harp, and the oud, a Middle Eastern lute, for 20 years with some of the top performers in their respective traditions. Kane is a recipient of the Earshot Jazz album of the year award and a Chamber Music America award.

Rich Stein attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied West African drumming with Joe Galeota and contemporary and traditional percussion styles with Jamey Haddad, as well as focusing on frame drumming. Rich’s training also extended to Ghana, West Africa, where he studied Ewe, Ga, and Dagomba drumming with Emmanuel Agbeli, Shamsudin Adeji, and Alhaji Abubakari Lunna. He also had an extended tour in India, which culminated in a period of study with the Carnatic music master Karaikudi R. Mani. Rich has performed with Richard Stoltzman, Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and other notable artists.