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An Evening of World Rhythms with Ravish Momin's Trio Tarana and Chakra

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by Mark Subel on March 15, 2010

This Friday, March 19th, the New York-based Trio Tarana with renowned percussionist and jazz musician Ravish Momin will perform at the Columbus Dance Theater. The local group Chakra will open.

Trio Tarana represents a unique confluence of classical Indian music, electronic rhythms, and jazz. In the trio Ravish Momin plays a mixed kit (traps + tabla) with two string players, while one musician also manipulates electronic beats from a laptop. If you enjoy odd time signatures, and really fast rhythms, this is certain to grab your interest.

A fun tidbit about Ravish Momin is that while being active in the New York experimental music scene, he is also a percussionist in pop star Shakira’s touring band. Ravish has also performed with William Parker, Billy Bang, Brad Shepik, Christian Howes, Napoleon Maddox and others.

Chakra is a collaborative local Columbus project involving Hakaun Kaya, Brad Mellen, Brad Poure, Matteo Amburgy, Hans Utter, and Utpola Borah. The group is focused on Indian music and rhythms, and their sound shows they have really dug deep into that music.

Links to sound samples for both groups:

Ravish Momin/Trio Tarana: http://ravishmomin.com/audio/
Chakra: http://www.myspace.com/518324704

An Evening of World Rhythms
featuring Ravish Momin’s Trio Tarana
with local guests, Chakra
Friday, March 19th from 9 pm – midnight
Columbus Dance Theater – 592 E. Main St., Columbus Ohio – MAP
Admission: $10 adults, $5 students with valid ID.

Hope to see you out on FRIDAY. Should be a really unique show. Let’s show our support for touring world class musicians as well as our excellent local talent.

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