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Hindustani Classical music: Sitar and tabla in Harlem

Hindustani Classical music: Sitar and tabla in Harlem

Central Harlem

Thu, May 25, 2023 7:00 PM, EDT

0 of 17 spots available
And 2 on waitlist
Vaccine policy
COVID vaccine not required
Testing policy
COVID testing not required
This is an indoor event
Mask policy
Masks are not required
Greeter checks
Greeter will confirm safety precautions
If you feel sick, stay home
Drinking policy
Don't bring your own drinks
Wheelchair access
Wheelchair Accessible
Kid-friendly event

This is a groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.


Ulkar A. Superhost

I'm looking forward to hosting Galen Passen (sitar) and Tripp Dudley (tabla) for an evening of exploration into the world of Indian Ragas followed by an informal discussion.

Doors open at 7 pm, music will start around 7:30 pm.

My apartment is a spacious studio in Central Harlem, with plenty of comfy floor pillows and chairs. I will also provide light refreshments. This is a no-shoes apartment, please take your shoes off upon entering.

Can't wait to see you all and enjoy enchanting music together!

Musicians' bios:

Galen Passen is a sitarist, composer, and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NYC. In 2009 at age 18 he moved to New Delhi in order to deeply study the roots of hindustani music on the sitar. This would be his home for 8 years, receiving guidance from sitar player Gopal Krishan Shah. He now continues his studies in NYC under the renowned sitarist, Abhik Muklherjee. He performs within the realms of Hindustani classical music, experimental composition, contemporary dance, and multimedia movement theatre. He has had the privilege of performing at such prestigious venues as SPAC (Saratoga Performing Arts Center), legendary folk venue Caffe Lena, The Center for Remembering and Sharing (CRS), Chhandayan Center for Indian Music, and Pioneer Works amongst others. He has worked with The Pittsburgh Opera, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Ollom Art Dance Company, The Silk Road Project’s GMW, and Korean Piri master, Gamin Kang. His visual work has been commissioned for book and album covers, and personal collections. He received his bachelor's degree from Goddard College whose emphasis on social ethics and critical thinking helped to expand his view on the
simultaneous roles of artist and thinker.

Tripp Dudley is a drummer, tabla player and percussionist based out of Brooklyn, NY. His deep groove and virtuosity across multiple instruments have paved the way for his many journeys around the world with many different musicians. At 20 Tripp enrolled in Berklee College of Music, specializing in drum set performance and frame drums. He quickly started
studying Indian rhythmic systems which became a very big part of his future path through music. At 22 he started playing tabla, which has been at the core of his musical practice ever since. Tripp moved to New York City in 2007 to pursue his journey into the professional musical world. During his years in New York, Tripp worked with musicians from many different genres - prog-rock/metal, hip hop, funk, jazz, singer-songwriter, Indian classical, many different world-fusion groups and even the occasional off-Broadway musical. In 2009 he met his Guruji, tabla maestro Pandit Samir Chatterjee
who he continues to study with to this day. Tripp currently tours the world with many different artists. When not on tour he spends his time in the magical bustle of New York. Some of the artists that Tripp has shared the stage and recorded with are: Simrit, Jai Jagdeesh, Bolé, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Snatam Kaur, PHWG, Mirabai Ceiba, Pandit Samir Chatterjee, Dan
Weiss, Ezra Landis, Shannon Hayden, Jared May, Maartin Allcock, John Ragusa, Kevin Nathaniel, Salieu Suso, Salif Bamakora, Adam Rudolph’s GO: Organic Orchestra, Matthew Schoening, The Guruganesha Band, Copal, Letha, Highly Kind, and Tablaphilia, to name a few. He also has his own Afro-Indian fusion project called Kaleidhaphonic.

What's the music?

Raga Puriya - Alap, jor, jhalla, Vilambit and drut compositions


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