Event: Natraj features bamboo-flute virtuoso V. K. Raman at
Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Time: 12:00 Noon
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The world-jazz group Natraj appears at Mechanics Hall, 321
Main St., Worcester, MA, as part of the Brown Bag Concert
Series. This program features special guest, Indian classical
bamboo-flute virtuoso V. K. Raman. The performance is free and
open to the public. All ages are welcome. This concert is
co-produced by WICN and Mechanics Hall, and is sponsored by
Fleet. The program will be simulcast by WICN 90.5FM and
webcast at www.wicn.org. For information, please call
Mechanics Hall at (508) 752-5608 or WICN at (508) 752-0700.
Natraj has just returned from its January 2004 tour of India,
where the group performed in Bangalore and Chennai as part of
the Prayojana International Music Festival.
Leading South Indian classical bamboo-flutist V. K. Raman has
collaborated with musicians the world over, including
saxophonist Charlie Mariano, percussionist Jamie Haddad,
Grammy Award winner Glen Velez, qawwali singer Nusrat
Fatheh Ali Khan, and Indo-fusion violinist L. Subramanian, Indian
classical flutist N. Ramani, and tabla maestro Anindo Chatterjee.
"V.K. Raman... extremely musical and expressive... sweetness
and sensitivity of tone... captivating... soulful music flowed from
the heart." - The Hindu, Chennai, India.
Phil Scarff - soprano saxophone
V. K. Raman - bamboo flute
Michael Rivard - bass
Jerry Leake - tabla and multipercussion
Bertram Lehmann - drums and percussion