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Shakti Afternoon Lounge ft. Tom Chess and Ravi Padmanabha
Saturday, March 26, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm$10 – $20
Tom Chess on Oud
Ravi Padmanabha on percussion
Tom Chess and Ravi Padmanabha
Permanence of The Uninterrupted Continuity
The Dou has been playing for over twenty years and recently released “Permanence of the Uninterrupted Continuity”. They combine Middle East and Indian music with American Roots. Both Musicians have many years of study and performance.
Tomchess is a New York City and Pittsburgh based Multi-instrumentalist/Improviser/Composer making music professionally for 35 years. He plays Reeds, Western Flute, Arabic/Turkish Ney flute, Oud, and Guitar. He also has a history of using electronics /sampling/live-sampling/loops/fx. Having deeply studied the Near Eastern, and North African traditions his syncretic sound encompasses the tonal palette, rhythms, and forms of these traditional musics as well as focusing on the transcendent unity of all human culture while never losing sight of his American roots and the importance and freedom of improvisation. He has performed with Drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson’s Decoding Society, recorded and performed with Butch Morris’ Sheng Skyscraper, Recorded on guitar with Tenor players Dewey Redman, Pharoah Sanders, and Moroccan Sintarist Hassan Hakmoun. He has also led a guitar trio with Drummer Phil Haynes and bassist Drew Gress called Seven Times a Year. He has studied Middle/Near Eastern and West African musics, spending time in West Africa playing and performing. He has studied with Bassam Saba, Omer Erdogdular, Tidiani Bangoura, Abdul Aziz Tourè and Mohammad Camarra. He has also conducted workshops and master classes/lectures and performances in the NYC Public school system as well as New Jersey and Universities and institutions such as Asia Society NY, Johnson State College Vermont, Columbia University, SUNY Fredonia College, McDaniels College, Carrol Community College, Md, and Gettysburg College Pa. He has performed at Lincoln Center, The Turkish Embassy, The Pakistani Embassy, the Asian Society, The Natural History Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, The Himalayan Museum of Art and The United Nations among countless other venues in NYC and the United States. He has also performed on NPR and PBS. He has performed in Africa, Canada, Holland, France, Switzerland, Turkey, India and Italy. He has played on Grammy Nominated recordings. He has been awarded grants from the Turkish American Society and The Maryland Council For The Arts. He was nominated for an 2012 Independent Music Award. He is an original member of The American Sufi Project. Sent from my iPhone
Ravi Padmanabha Bio
Ravi Padmanabha is composer, improvisor ,Songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He has spent many years studying and playing a wide variety of music including: jazz, world, indian, and experimental music.
He has studied with many masters from India including Pandit Samar Saha, Pandit Sharda Sahai ,and Pankaj Misra. Ravi is on many recordings and has led various musical projects such as :My Nada Brahma, the Bul-Bul Tarang Gang and most recently the Transindental Karmacist and Americana Raga He has performed in Duo with Steve Baczkowski , Tom Chess , Brandon Terzic and Alex Glenfield for many years. Ravi has performed with many others including; Robert Dick, Willam Parker,Peter Kowald, Pauline Oliveros, Daniel Carter, Adam Lane, Blaise Siwula, Steve Swell, Bern Nix ,Cooper Moore, Wilber De Joude , Junni Booth ,Sabir Khan, Douglas Ewart , Arrington D Dionoyso , Rob Wasserman , Peter Evans, and Paul Flaherty