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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Indian classical music concert features internationally renowned bamboo flutist

Concert will feature ragas and folk melodies

Oct. 19, 2011, by Judy Holmes

Steve Gorn on flute and Naren Budhakar on tabla
Steve Gorn on flute and Naren Budhakar on tabla
“An Evening of Indian Classical Music,” featuring internationally renowned musician Steve Gorn on the bansuri bamboo flute and Naren Budhakar on the tabla (percussion instrument) will be presented 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Syracuse University’s Setnor Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Gorn and Budhakar will perform ragas from the Hindustani classical music tradition as well as folk melodies from North India. Gorn, whose flute is featured on the 2011 Grammy winning recording, Miho – Journey to the Mountain, with the Paul Winter Consort, and the Academy Award winning Documentary film, Born into Brothels, has performed Indian Classical Music and new American Music on the bansuri bamboo flute, soprano saxophone, and clarinet in concerts and festivals throughout the world.  He is also featured on Angelique Kidjo’s Grammy nominated recording, Oyo.

Gorn’s unique blend of Indian music and contemporary world music can be heard on recordings with Paul Simon, Glen Velez, Jack DeJohnette, Paul Winter, Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Tony Levin, Adam Rudolph, Layne Redmond, Richie Havens, Alessandra Belloni, Badal Roy, Simon Shaheen, Deepak Chopra, Robert Bly, Coleman Barks, and numerous Indian musicians. His latest recordings are Rasika, with tabla by Samir Chatterjee, and Illumination, with Nepali flutist, Manose.

The concert is presented by the South Asia Center in the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs in SU’s Maxwell School and the Department of Art and Music Histories in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences.