Rhythms of India

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Photos courtesey of Jim Santi Owen

Rhythms of India

Instructor: 
Jim Santi Owen and Friends
When: 
December 2, 2020
Time: 
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Place: 
Zoom Webinar
Fee: 
$15 per person Society members; $20 per person non-members. Advance registration must be received by the SAA by November 25, 2020.


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Come take a virtual tour of the rhythms of North and South Indian classical percussion, music and dance. This time, Jim Santi Owen teams up with fellow musicians to explore the poetic compositions of the North Indian Tabla and Kathak dance and experience the mathematical syncopations of the South Indian Mridangam, Kanjira, Ghatam, Morsing, Thavil, and Konnakol. Your tour guide, percussionist Jim Santi Owen, has devoted 30 years to the study of these traditions with some of India's greatest artists, like Pandit Swapan Chaughuri and Ali Akbar. Instead of our usual holiday party, we will instead enjoy a holiday concert.

Jim Santi Owen is a percussionist, educator, performer, and composer. A Fellow of the American Institute of Indian Studies, he is on the faculty of the Ali Akbar College of Music, the California Jazz Conservatory, and Dominican University. His work as a composer/producer is featured in Facebook's Sound Collection.

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