[Local events] FWD: Fri. 3/9, Steve Gorn & Benjy Wertheimer

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Wed Jan 25 18:58:31 PST 2012

Concert of North Indian music

*Steve Gorn*, bamboo flute
*Benjy Wertheimer*, tabla

Friday, March 9
7:30 pm

The Movement Center
1021 NE 33rd Ave
Directions to free parking at The Movement Center: 

TICKETS:  $15 in advance   $20 at the door.

The performance will include ragas from the Hindustani classical music 
tradition as well as folk melodies from North India.  This music is 
passed from generation to generation, from master to disciple, as a 
living oral tradition. It combines the classicism of  traditional 
repertoire, fixed melodic forms, and precise intonation, with  
improvisation and spontaneous creation.

Steve has performed and recorded with such artists and luminaries as 
Paul Simon, Richie Havens, Paul Winter, Jack DeJohnette, Glen Velez, and 
many others. Deepak Chopra, Krishna Das, Coleman Barks, Jai Uttal, 
Jerome Robbins, and Julie Taymor are among those who have sought out his 
virtuoso bamboo flute. He has composed for film, television, dance and 
theatre, and performed in concerts and festivals throughout the world, 
drawing from classical Indian, jazz and world music to create a 
distinctive signature sound.  Steve eloquently describes his experience 
in the following quote: "to stop time...and bring people to that sacred 
space where heart and mind meet...that's my goal...that's my music."

An award-winning musician, composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist 
equally accomplished on tabla, congas, percussion, esraj, guitar, and 
keyboards, Benjy Wertheimer has toured and recorded with such artists as 
Krishna Das, Deva Premal and Miten, Jai Uttal, Walter Becker of Steely 
Dan, virtuoso guitarist Michael Mandrell, and renowned bamboo flute 
master G. S. Sachdev. Beginning his musical studies at age 5, starting 
with piano and later violin and flamenco guitar, he has studied Indian 
classical music for over 30 years with some of the greatest masters of 
that tradition, including Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussain, Ali Akbar Khan and 
Z. M. Dagar.

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