Source: TV Asia Bureau
SAMAA presents Indo Jazz Festival: a union between the two most improvisational genres of music, creating a transcendental experience of music and dance without borders. The festival was held on 10th December 2017 from 6:00 pm onwards at Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square, NY. Their New album “Looking forward” Officially has been included in this year's Grammy Ballot for best World Music Album! It has charted for the last 15 weeks on top 10 including 8 Weeks at #1 in Radio charts.
Jazz Carnatic was presented by Arun Ramamurthy Trio - Arun Ramamurthy(violin), Sameer Gupta (drums) and Rasheen Carter (bass). For Jazz music lovers, it was an ensemble congregating musicians from different backgrounds to create a sound that is unique, with a strong world flavor. Music is as imaginative as it is meditative and totally transcending. A charismatic and stimulating experience and his violin were more than anything that made the connection between India and America clear.
Parul Dance Company: Parul Shah is an internationally acclaimed Kathak dancer and choreographer whose work is expanding the classical medium beyond cultural boundaries. With a dedication to excellence, Parul preserves the form’s aesthetic integrity while developing a unique and powerful vocabulary. Her team comprises of Parul Shah – kathak dancer, Mike Lukshis – table, Trina Basu – violin and Amali Premawardhana – cello. She danced a “Chasing Shadows” solo that brought the house down. Her sources are splendidly hybrid: contemporary dance, the Kathak technique of north India, the female temple-court artists of south India. A young Indian Classical dancer whose strong edge and respect for tradition added up to exciting entreaties with a difference.
SAMAA (South Asian Music and Arts Association) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality music and arts from South Asia through live performances, education, and advocacy. Changing times demand a diverse and innovative approach to spreading the music of great artists. Our goal is to keep the music alive for future generations through classical, semi-classical, folk, fusion, Sufi, and jazz concerts. SAMAA aims to spread music and arts from South Asia to the western world.