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Lectures and Interviews

Kinsmen/Svajanam Dakshina Ensemble

featuring Kadri Gopalnath and Rudresh Mahanthappa

Asia Society, New York NY. November 8-9, 2007 and US tour.

Two masters of the alto saxophone return for a much-anticipated U.S. tour. Kadri Gopalnath, a living legend of South Indian Carnatic music, and Rudresh Mahanthappa, a fiercely innovative Indian American jazz musician, present a cross-cultural, intergenerational collaborative suite that fuses a myriad of traditional and contemporary influences. The two are joined by their co-led Dakshina Ensemble with A. Kanyakumari (violin), Rez Abbasi (guitar/sitar-guitar), Carlo De Rosa (bass), Poovalur Sriji (mridangam-barrel drum), and Royal Hartigan (drum set, Elliot Kavee plays drums on the video).


US Tour:

Asia Society, New York
November 8 & 9, 2007

Freer and Sackler Galleries
Smithsonian Institution
November 10, 2007

Wexner Center for the Arts
November 11, 2007

Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University
November 15, 2007

Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN
November 16, 2007

India Community Center
Macedon, NY (Rochester)
November 17, 2007

Fine Arts Center
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
November 18, 2007

The U.S. tour is produced by Asia Society.

This program is funded in part by the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

Recording of Kinsmen/Svajanam is funded in part by Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust and Aaron Copland Fund.

Kinsmen/Svajanam is commissioned by Asia Society, with support from Multi-Arts Production Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Major support for performances at Asia Society is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Helen and Will Little Endowment for Performing Arts. Additional support provided by New York State Council for the Arts.