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Gig Alert: Arun Ramamurthy Trio

Friday, March 27, 2015

Carnatic violin meets jazz rhythm, tonight at The Way Station.

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Gig Alert: Richard Bennett

Friday, March 20, 2015

Indian classical ragas as translated for piano, tonight at Rubin Museum.

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Cultures Converge in the Music of Bishi

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Bishi is a singer, composer, multi-media artist, and style icon from London. David Garland welcomes Bishi to the WNYC studio to talk about her life and work, and perform her music.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Family Behind the East Indian Music Academy in Queens

Friday, July 25, 2014

Promoting Indian culture and spiritual awareness through music, language, and the arts.

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Gig Alert: Falu

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WNYC

The "indie-Hindi" vocalist Falu plays Highline Ballroom Wednesday night. Download "Rabba."

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Ravi Shankar, Sitar Master Who Spread Indian Music, Dies at 92

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ravi Shankar, the sitar player and composer who became India's most influential musician, died Tuesday evening in San Diego, CA. He was 92.

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Heading East

Sunday, August 19, 2012

David Garland presents recordings new and old by musicians exploring the paths that unite East and West, including a new collaboration between Jesse Sparhawk and Eric Carbonara, a classic recording by Bill Evans and Herbie Mann, and music by Nils Frahm, The Stone Poneys, Clem Alford, and Ravi Shankar.

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Heading East

Sunday, November 20, 2011

David Garland presents recordings new and old by musicians exploring the paths that unite East and West, including a new collaboration between Jesse Sparhawk and Eric Carbonara, a classic recording by Bill Evans and Herbie Mann, and music by Nils Frahm, The Stone Poneys, Clem Alford, and Ravi Shankar.

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Gig Alert: Susmit Sen

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Susmit Sen, the guitarist for the Indian fusion-rock band Indian Ocean, plays solo on Wednesday at Drom in the East Village.

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Gig Alert: Snehasish Mozumder

Friday, September 03, 2010

Few know that the mandolin has a place on the Classical Indian stage. Snehasish Mozumder is one of his country’s mandolin masters. Download his track "Shyam on Eleven" here.

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Suphala

Friday, August 31, 2007

At 17, this American child of Bombay parents decided to take up the tabla, the traditional hand drums of Indian music. But in Suphala’s hands the tabla is not so traditional. She stopped by Studio 360 to demonstrate and perform. Her new album is called

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Indian Brass Bands

Saturday, December 31, 2005

When the British withdrew from India in the late 1940s, they left behind railroads, cricket, and ... tubas. Rob Weisberg explains how the brass instruments cast off by the British army have become an integral part of India's musical culture.

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Basement Bhangra

Saturday, August 17, 2002

In New York a deejay forms a community around "bhangra" music — traditional Punjabi folk music with western hip-hop beats.

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