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Ganavya | Aikyam: Onnu

  • Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St New York, NY 10011 (map)

Hailed as "extraordinary" (DownBeat Magazine) and "most enchanting" (NPR All Things Considered), vocalist and composer Ganavya is known for singing "with aching emotional intensity " (JazzTimes).

In this specially curated event co-presented by Brooklyn Raga Massiveand the Rubin Museum of Art, she will finally present her much awaited debut album: Aikyam: Onnu.
"Aikyam (Sanskrit: ऐक्यम्) means – oneness, unity, harmony, unanimity, identity or sameness or identical." The multi-valented term "aikyam" is used in many languages, including Ganavya's mother tongue of Tamil, and Sanskrit. This album contains an impressive sampling of influences, stretching from 12th century prayers to Miles Davis and into today's beloved American folk songs. In a recent note, Ganavya writes about the many stories represented this album:

"I leave you with this barren truth of mine: the girl you see in [the album] is the same girl that cried at the temple of Pandharpur; the same girl who has bathed in Chandrabhaga, who almost left school at 16 to commit to a life of reading spiritual texts. I am also the same girl who was in a sorority, who once worked as an IT recruiter; who watches Netflix more than I'd like and who sings in jazz clubs as people sip their martinis and whiskey on the rocks before they step out to smoke. This is the tragedy of having two homes; you will forever not be in one. This music is the closest I have come to existing them all at the same time."
Don’t miss this haunting singer, who has worked with Quincy Jones, Placido Domingo, Zakir Hussain, and other music legends.

Tickets (in adv): $22.00
Rubin Museum Member Tickets (in adv): $19.80

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