An Evening of North Indian Classical Ragas on Two Innovative Guitars – Saturday, September 28 @ 7pm


On April 12, 2019 By admin

Watermelon Music Presents:


An Evening of North Indian Classical Ragas on Two Innovative Guitars

The guitar assumes new sounds and shapes in the hands of ‘raga guitarists’ Matthew Grasso and Joel Veena. The warm plucked tone of Matthew’s raga guitar combines perfectly with the sliding ornamentation of the Indian slide guitar, creating a richness of guitar sound previously unheard. Together, Matthew Grasso and Joel Veena perform North Indian ragas accompanied on tabla by Vishan Menon, a talented student of Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. All three musicians approach their music with a sense of devotion, which invites the audience into a focused, meditative space. The trio will perform evening ragas on modified guitars and tabla, breathing new life into Hindustani classical music while reaching the tonal, rhythmic and emotional depths of this venerable art form.

Musicians:

Matthew Grasso – 19-stringed avatar guitar

Joel Veena – mohan veena (Hindustani slide guitar)

Vishan Menon – tabla


Tickets:

Available in-store, at doors, and online.

*Student I.D. must be presented upon arrival in order to ensure discounted entry.

Show starts @ 7pm, Doors open @ 6:30pm

**The Melon Ball is a B.Y.O.B venue**