Member Hosted Event: North Indian Classical Ragas
September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Matthew Grasso – 19-stringed avatar guitar
Joel Veena – mohan veena (Hindustani slide guitar)
Vishan Menon – tabla
The guitar assumes new sounds and shapes in the hands of ‘raga guitarists’ Matthew Grasso and Joel Veena. The warm plucked tone of Matthew’s raga guitar combines perfectly with the sliding ornamentation of the Indian slide guitar, creating a richness of guitar sound previously unheard. Together, Matthew Grasso and Joel Veena perform North Indian ragas accompanied on tabla by Vishan Menon, a talented student of Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. All three musicians approach their music with a sense of devotion, which invites the audience into a focused, meditative space. The trio will perform evening ragas on modified guitars and tabla, breathing new life into Hindustani classical music while reaching the tonal, rhythmic and emotional depths of this venerable art form.
Tickets: $15 General, $10 Student