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Shenkar

Shenkar

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall
$28 general public; $26 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

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"Some of the most daring, exuberant, and technically proficient improvisational music…has cascaded from the fingertips of Indian violinist L. Shankar."
Downbeat

Indian-born American violinist, singer, and composer L. Shankar earned a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University in 1974, and co-founded the group Shakti with British guitar player John McLaughlin the next year. He has worked with Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Phil Collins, and many other artists. He returned to Wesleyan in September 2000 to perform with Zakir Hussain. More recently, L. Shankar has used the stage name Shenkar, and has created recordings under this name. Co-sponsored by Raga Club of Connecticut. At Wesleyan this weekend, he will be accompanied by Christopher Garcia on tabla.

This concert is part of the 40th annual Navaratri Festival at Wesleyan.



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