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RBA: L. Shankar with Vikku Vinayakam, V. Selvaganesh & Swaminathan Selvaganesh Indian Masters

Saturday, April 2, 2022. 8:00 pm
Tickets: $25 Online | $30 Doors
$20 students / seniors at door only
Doors 7pm
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  • This performance will be in person only and will NOT be live streamed.
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RBA: L. Shankar with Vikku Vinayakam, V. Selvaganesh & Swaminathan Selvaganesh Indian Masters

Saturday, April 2, 2022. 8:00 pm

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This concert brings together the internationally renowned violinist/singer/composer L. Shankar (aka Shenkar) with three generations of the “first family” of Carnatic (South Indian) percussionists, known as “3G.” L Shankar, renowned for his deeply soulful performances of Indian classical music, is a major soloist who has also accompanied many of South India’s leading vocalists.  In the 1970s, with John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, and Vikku Vinayakram, he co-founded the innovative Indo-jazz group Shakti.  In the 1980s, he introduced a 10-string double violin capable of covering the whole range of the orchestra’s string section from violin to double bass. The percussion trio, noted for its rhythmic fireworks, features the legendary Vikku Vinayakram, one of the most celebrated percussionists of South India, who is responsible for popularizing the ghatam (clay pot); his son, V. Selvaganesh (kanjira – small frame drum, hybrid drumset), who was a member of Remember Shakti and toured with Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion; and his grandson Swaminathan Selvaganesh (kanjira, konakkol – vocal percussion), who has been lauded as one of the top kanjira players of his generation. Shankar, Vikku, Selva and Swami have a new classical album coming out in early 2022 prior to their US tour. 

“dazzling virtuosity” — London Times

Please note: this performance will be in person only and will not be live streamed.


This performance is a co-production between Robert Browning Associates, Lotus Music & Dance, and Roulette.

Photo: Mike Anthony