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Facing East Concert: World-Class World Music
March 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A classical Indian music concert.
On Friday, March 29th, Facing East, an Indian classical music ensemble, will be performing at UF. Further details to be announced.The artists that are part of the Facing East Family provide a rich and diverse combination of talents due to their extraordinary expertise and desire to work together to create music for the world’s ears to enjoy:
John Wubbenhorst is a master flautist having the unique distinction of being a fluent virtuoso on both the Bansuri (bamboo flute) and Western flute with a visionary method to his compositions which truly help combine the world into one.
Z-man, Steve Zerlin is a brilliant and versatile bassist accomplished as a jazz musician on both electric and acoustic bass and is well versed in Eastern modalities having adapted the bass guitar to Indian music.
Ken Anoff is a master world music percussionist with 30 years of experience in many different styles and traditions who intuitively knows exactly what sound will make the music come alive.
Subash Chandran or, our elder “Ball of Bliss” as we call him at Facing East, is highly esteemed in South Indian music circles for his unique vocal rhythmic compositions known as Konnakol which charm audiences worldwide. He is also a master on the Ghatam, (a clay pot instrument).
Ganesh Kumar plays his the Kanjira (a frame drum from South India) with such style and speed audiences always try to move closer to see how on earth he can play so fast.