Sorry to just spin news around, but I did want to make sure our blog readers knew about our Celebration of India event tomorrow and Chronicle writer Tamara Straus did a nice job conveying the spirit of the program, “which starts at 11:15 a.m. and runs until 4:15 p.m., includes tabla lessons led by drumming phenomenon Robin Sukhadia, Indian stories for families, a docent tour of the museum’s South Asian galleries, a Karnatic musical concert led by Mohan Rangan Govindaraj and an Indian classical singing lesson led by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan.
Ganeshan, who organized the music for the event, has become a magnet for local Indian classical musicians through his Mission-based Sangati Center. “When I started the center in 2006, I wasn’t sure if there would be enough performers,” said Ganeshan. “But people came out of the woodwork.” Every musician performing Saturday at the Asian Art Museum except the flutist and Ganeshan works at Google.”
Working with Gautam has been a dream. He is a passionate, knowledgable resource on all Indian music, especially South Indian, and his programming at Sangati is mindblowing.
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