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Roshni Thompson + Neel Murgai

Spiral Music

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Roshni Thompson (tabla) + Neel Murgai (sitar)

Roshni Thompson is a NY 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, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. While her passion is Indian classical tabla, she has played in folk, jazz and multi-genre modalities. Roshni has performed at notable local venues such as Pianos, Knitting Factory, The Bitter End, The Shrine and Tea Lounge.

Neel Murgai is a multi-instrumental performer, composer and teacher from New York City. He is a graduate of Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program. For the past 14 years, Neel has studied with his guru and mentor, Pundit Krishna Bhatt. He has composed music for numerous film, TV, video, theater and dance projects including the features, “The Yes Men Fix the World,” which premiered at the 2009 Sundance, and “A Decent Arrangement.”