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BRM Weekly: Vinay Desai & Ehren Hanson

  • Art Bar + Cafe 884-886 Pacific Street Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)

Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door

Doors l 8:00 p.m. Vinay Desai + Ehren Hanson | 8:30 p.m. BRM RAGA JAM SESSION | 10:00 p.m.

Ensemble: Vinay Desai - santoor Ehren Hanson - tabla


VINAY DESAI sought out to learn Santoor after graduating from college. In India, he learned, with blessing of Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, under Takahiro for basics and later under Kunal Gunjal for advanced studies. Vinay has also spent time studying with other Maestros such as Max ZT, Suryakshaji, Jay Gandhi, ParthaSarthiji.

EHREN HANSON began learning tabla when he was 15 years old under Misha Masud of New York City. In 2000, he was accepted as a disciple by the great Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and has developed into an exciting performer and a dynamic teacher. Ehren then went on to teach rhythm as an assistant professor at Bard College in 2002 and in 2005 he received the prestigious Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies. He has had the honor of accompanying great musicians such as Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee, Pandit Subrata Roy Chaudhuri, Steve Gorn, and others. In 2012, The Time of India described his tabla solo performance as “enthralling.” Ehren currently lives in New York where he is an active performer and teacher. He is also the director of the Anindo Chatterjee School of Tabla.

Earlier Event: December 8
Brooklyn Roots: Recalling the Valley
Later Event: December 20
BRM Weekly: Gamelan Yowana Sari