Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A trio of performances presented by the Namaskaar Foundation

The World on Stage, part of the Namaskaar Foundation has planned an exciting beginning to their 2015 - 2016 season.  The fist concert begins with the Brooklyn Raga Massive Crossover, an exciting concert featuring gifted up-and-comers from the worlds of Classical Indian Music and Fusion Jazz. Dedicated to showcasing a diverse array of Indian classical music, BRM believes in expanding the audience for Indian music by breaking conventions – as you'll see in this Crossover musical event on Oct 25th.

The BRM Crossover will feature several extraordinary artists, including the versatile classical Indian musician Arun Ramamurthy, who makes soulful sounds with the Carnatic violin. Arun specializes in Carnatic music, while also pushing the boundaries of the form through genre-bending projects, including his own jazz trio and his Carnatic Sundays concert series in New York City's West Village.
Also headlining the concert is Jay Gandhi, a devoted teacher and performer who has captivated audiences around the globe with his mastery of the bansuri flute, using it to make sounds that are at turns haunting and thrilling. Trained under bansuri masters, Jay's musical interests span the Indian sub-continent, reaching across the African diaspora and into the American classical and jazz traditions.
Outstanding jazz stylings will certainly be in the spotlight for this event, as we welcome artists like New York-based upright and electric bassist/composer Michael Gam, who is well-versed in both cutting-edge modern jazz and Indian classical music. With his group the Om Gam Ensemble, Michael is experienced in creating East-meets-West sounds.
The concert will also boast the talents of accomplished musicians such as jazz percussionist Sameer Gupta on tabla and drums; composer and jazz virtuoso Sharik Hasan on piano; and emerging jazz and Hindustani musician Pawan Benjamin on saxophone.
The Brooklyn Raga Massive Crossover event is presented by the Namaskaar Foundation - World on Stage in partnership with the ICC Greenwich. With our mission to promote, preserve, and raise awareness of the traditional performing arts and culture of India and beyond, Namaskaar Foundation is passionate about presenting the next generation of exceptional artists.
To see these brilliant young superstars-in-the-making as they play a dazzling program of Indian classical music and jazz fusion, catch them on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 5pm at Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library (101 W. Putnam Ave.) in Greenwich, CT. 

This concert is followed by PACO PENA & Flamenco Dancers on November 18 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. It is intense, passionate and wild with a constant threat of losing control, barely held back by a strict rhythmic structure. It is Flamenco, the signature musical style of Spain. Paco Pena, Flamenco, showcases this mesmerizing musical genre whose history is mysterious and debated, yet undeniably powerful and timeless. With a highly impressive record of playing venues throughout the world and captivating international audiences, Paco Peña and his dancers promises a fiery displays, stunning precision and boundless passion ones more on our stage at Palace Theatre in Stamford.

On November 17 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. a show called Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers takes center stage.  This concert invites you to explore the lush and exotic land that is India! The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present The Spirit of India, a new step toward a bold vision in Indian live music and dance being presented to the world for the first time. Rahis Bharti, one of India's greatest musical figures, and the Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers will guide you on a lively musical journey from Rajasthan to Mumbai.
Buy now online at www.palacestamford.org

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