Music Program
 


Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

$5 admission, CD $10, Vinyl LP (180 gram!) $20

My Nada Brahma

CD/Vinyl Release Party

Ravi Padmanabha's "My Nada Brahma"
Ron Locurto (guitar)
Michael McNeill (harmonium)
David Adamcyzk (violin)
Ravi Padmanabha (tabla/percussion)

Nada Brahma is the belief that the universe was created from the energy of sound. My Nada Brahma's music is a reflection of Ravi's love of Indian folk and Jazz music. The combination of tabla, harmonium, violin and electric guitar creates the unique sound of the group. My Nada Brahma explores a variety of traditional music forms found in Indian classical and folk music. Often compositions include open improvised sections inspired by Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. My Nada Brahma's new recording Mission to Mount Everest features ten original compositions. All compositions are written by Ravi except one group collaboration.

Ravi Padmanabha is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in percussion. He also plays drums in Family FUNKtion and the Sitar Jams. Ravi has studied tabla with many great masters such as Pandit Sharda Sahai and Pandit Samar Saha.

 
 
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