UC San Diego's Department of Music
August 31, 2015
KARTIK SESHADRI TO PLAY DAWN CONCERT AT CHICAGO WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 19
Master sitarist Kartik Seshadri, who heads the department's Indian Music Program, performs a dawn concert and early morning ragas at the Chicago World Music Festival this Saturday morning Sept. 19 from 6:25 am to 8 am. Kartik's concert crowns an overnight series titled "Ragamala: A Celebration of Indian Classical Music" that features a range of prominent Indian musicians. Kartik will be joined by Shyam Kane on tabla.
Meanwhile, Kartik drew a full house to his Aug. 30 closing-night performance at the Carlsbad Music Festival. Rather than the theater where he has appeared in the past, or the outdoor stage utilized by other artists, Seshadri brought his music to St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, which added a suitably sacred aura. Seshadri, whom Songlines magazine referred to as 'today's greatest sitar player'.
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