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Neighborhood Concert with Falu, January 4, 2009, at Kingsborough Community College. Falu is widely recognized for a rare ability to seamlessly blend a signature modern inventive rock style with a formidable Indian–classical vocal talent.
Fisk Jubilee Singers, Neighborhood Concert, May 22, 2009, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This award–winning choir of young men and women from Nashville, Tennessee, preserves the distinctly American tradition of singing "slave songs," known today as spirituals.
Kala Ramnath, who plays violin in the vocal style of north Indian
classical music, introduces Raga Bihag and explains the melodic
organizing principles of a raga.
Kala Ramnath introduces the tala (the organizing rhythmic structure and
cycle), vocalizes the raga, and explains the relationship between the
tabla and violin (or vocal) parts.
Kala Ramnath, violin, and Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee, tabla, perform a composition in Raga Bihag.
Kala Ramnath, violin, and Prithwiraj Bhattacharjee, tabla, perform a short composition in Raga Purvi.
Neighborhood Concert with Maurice Brown Effect, November 19, 2009, at Harlem Stage Gatehouse. Soulful jazz trumpeter Maurice "Mobetta" Brown's passionate and improvisational rhythms excite the ears of bebop enthusiasts and hip–hoppers alike.
This native Chinese ensemble performs traditional music used in village rituals, including temple fairs, weddings, funerals, and seasonal festivities. Their inimitable music can be traced back to the Han Dynasty, and is still deeply rooted in the daily life of Chinese villagers today.