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Mike Block and Sandeep Das
October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 7:30 PM
Sandeep Das (tabla) and Mike Block (cello / vocals) are a dynamic cross-genre duo that originally met as members of Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble. This energetic duo has been performing since 2013, sharing their music throughout America and India via tours and residencies, even on the stage of Carnegie Hall. Their debut album includes compositions from Western Classical and North Indian Hindustani traditions, adaptations of music from around the world, and several of their own compositions.
Block will be performing some solo selections from the Bach Cello Suites, and as a duo they will also present a fusion piece where they incorporate Bach’s melody from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and transform it into an indian scale (Kirwani), and loop two 16 beat sections of it for Sandeep to create a Lehra over which Sandeep Das improvises in a traditional Indian “Teental” cycle…they call it “Kirwani Brandenburg.”
The full program will be announced from the stage.