Steve Gorn + Roshni Samlal
Wednesday, March 1, 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.
About the Musicians
Steve Gorn (bansuri) is featured on the 2011 Grammy-winning recording Miho ““ Journey to the Mountain with the Paul Winter Consort and the Academy Award”“winning documentary Born into Brothels. He has performed Indian classical music on the bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world. His album Luminous Ragas is considered a landmark recording of music for yoga. Recent recordings include Rasika with tabla player Samir Chatterjee and Illuminations with Nepali flutist Manose.
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 Pt. 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, The Bitter End, The Shrine, and Tea Lounge.