A journey into a mesmerizing melodic and rhythmic world that blends Indian art music and original world-jazz compositions!
Breathing magical melodies on the Indian bamboo flute, Flute virtuoso Raman Kalyan is one of the leading flautists in the Carnatic style of music. With his unique style, Kalyan has captivated audiences globally. His most recent CD, Music for Deep Meditation, reached the # 1 spot on the Apple iTunes world music charts and remained in the top 50 albums for over six months. Kalyan has won the “Best Flautist Award” from Madras Music Academy for his concert during December Music Festival 2009. Kalyan is a featured artist in the “Miles from India” tour and performs with legends Dave Liebman, Lenny White, Mandolin Shrinivas, Selvaganesh (Remember Shakti), Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones), John Beasley (Finding Nemo) and has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival and the Miles from India festival at Paris. Together with The Offering of Curtis Andrews, they will create a fusion of ancient and contemporary sounds that will transport the audience to a different world, blending traditional Carnatic music with jazz and world music elements, with the magical sounds of Kaylan’s flute leading the way.
Special guests, The Offering of Curtis Andrews features Curtis Andrews, a versatile percussionist, composer, and ethnomusicologist who has studied Indian music for over two decades. Along with Shruti Ramani, an accomplished vocalist and composer well-versed in Indian classical and Western music. Jared Burrows, a lauded guitarist and composer, and Robin Layne, a talented percussionist with a deep understanding of world music.
This ISF+ event is presented by the Time Will Tell Arts Society.
Venue: Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island)