Sacred Drums of India: An Evening of Culturally Rich Music
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The last date listed for Sacred Drums of India was Friday September 30, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
Tabla Maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri from North India; and Ghatam (clay pot) and vocal percussion master, Vidwan T.H. Subash Chandran from South India are joined by two of their brightest disciples, Ganesh Kumar on kanjira (tamborine) and American percussionist Jim Santi Owen on morsing (jaw harp).
Swapanji has been the principal tabla accompanist of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan for over twenty-five years. The preeminent exponent of the Lucknow school of tabla, he is a virtuoso soloist, accompanist, and teacher.
Subashji is one of South India’s most renowned percussionists and teachers. A highly acclaimed exponent of the ghatam, he is also known around the world for konnokol, his dazzling vocal percussion.