World-jazz group Natraj features Indian classical violinist Tara
Saturday, January 20, 2007
The world-jazz group Natraj presents a concert at Chinmaya
Maruti, 1 Union St. (Rt. 28 South, opposite Burke Funeral Home,
off I-495), Andover, MA. This program features special guest,
Indian classical violin master Tara Anand. Tickets are $14
(general) and $10 (students, seniors); $2 discount for advance
purchase; age 6 and under free. For tickets and information, call
This concert showcases guest Tara Anand's Indian classical
violin magic on original works, as well as contemporary
treatments of traditional Indian compositions. Tara has toured
the US and India, performing with esteemed artists, including T.
R. Subramaniam, M. L. Vasanthakumari, Prof. Ramanathan,
Sudha Raghunathan, Nookala Satyanarayana, T. Rukmini, and
NEA Choreography Fellow Jothi Raghavan.
"Natraj... seamlessly fuses classical Indian music, the traditional
music of West Africa and contemporary jazz to create its own
style." - Asian Age, Bangalore, India.
"Natraj... They are the world." - Boston Globe.
Tara Anand - special guest, electric violin
Phil Scarff - soprano saxophone
Mike Rivard - string bass
Jerry Leake - tabla and multipercussion
Bertram Lehmann - drums and percussion