Music Program
 


Friday, April 1, 2005

$7 general

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Triveni

Omkara

Presented at:
Trinity Church


Ravi Padmanabha (tabla, kanjira, frame drum)
Naryan Padmanabha (hammer dulcimer, santoor)
Aneal Padmanabha (acoustic guitar, contrabass)

Omkara is an eclectic trio with music in their blood. Brothers Ravi, Aneal and Naryan Padmanabha produce an intense and dynamic sound seamlessly blending music of various traditions. The brothers explore classical and contemporary Indian music styles by integrating Eastern and Western instruments into a classical setting and allowing for infinite improvisational explorations. Their music is purely acoustic. From traditional folk to the outer limits of the avant-garde, Omkara navigates freely between many worlds. The trio has recently collaborated with Sri. Nanda Kumar to complete the self-titled CD Omkara. Former Buffalonian Ravi Padmanabha returns from NYC to team up with brothers Aneal and Naryan at the Trinity Episcopal Church on April 1, 2005 at 8 pm for a very unique performance. The group plays a variety of musical instruments, including the dulcimer, santoor, frame drum, tabla, kanjira, guitar, contrabass, gopi-chand, and morrsing.


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