April 03, 2009

I came across this announcement. I'll be in Chicago the day after this so I will, unfortunately, miss the chance to hear the musical clay pot. For free.

The Carnatica Brothers will perform Wednesday April 8, 7 pm at Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago. K.N. Shashikiran, who plays ghatam (a South Indian musical clay pot) and C.P. Ganesh, who plays Chitravina (a twenty-one stringed fretless Indian lute) are cousins who perform as a vocal duo under the name the Carnatica Brothers.

They have become leading figures of South Indian classical (Carnatic) vocal music over their young career. They will be accompanied by percussionist Tanjore Murugabhoopathi on Mridangam (a barrel shaped traditional South Indian drum) and child prodigy musician Sandeep N. Bharadwaj on violin.

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street. Admission is free.

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