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Saturday, April 8, 2017
Robert Browning Associates presents
VISHWA MOHAN BHATT with SUBHEN CHATTERJEE
Indian Music for Mohan Veena (Slide Guitar) & Tabla

8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30; seniors, students $26
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has been acclaimed throughout the world for his electrifying performances on the mohan veena, a slide guitar that he modified in shape and design and on which he assimilated techniques from the sitar, sarod and veena lutes. A top disciple of Ravi Shankar, he has received many honors including the prestigious Padma Shri, the Sangeet Natak Academy Award, and a Grammy® for Best World Music Album for his collaboration with Ry Cooder. He is joined by the brilliant tabla player Subhen Chatterjee, a disciple of Swapan Chaudhuri, who has performed with many of India®s major artists, including Bhimsen Joshi, Girija Devi, V. G. Jog and Pandit Jasraj. He also created the fusion bands Karma and Friends of Drums (with Sivamani).

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Sunday, April 9, 2017
Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion
Stories and Traditions From the Iroquois Longhouse
Kay Olan and Tom Porter
5-8 p.m.
Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY
$37 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person during non-benefit dinners).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations Required: (518) 384-1700 or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entree is desired.
Tom Sakokwenionkwas Porter, National Treasure of the Mohawk Nation, Spiritual Leader of Kanatsiohareke, author and lover of stories always fills the hearts of his listeners with compassion, smiles and inspiration. Kay Ionataie:was Olan, Mohawk Storyteller, retired teacher and former director of Kanatsiohareke shares old and new stories from the oral tradition of the Rotinonshionni (Iroquois Confederacy.)
Entrees: Chicken Marsala, Sole Florentine with Spinach and Bread Stuffing and Lemon Veloute, or Mushroom Ravioli.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Sonny Ochs: 80th Birthday Concert!

Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Robert Browning Associates presents
LAKOU MIZIK
Haitian Roots & Grooves

8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $25; seniors, students $21
Lakou Mizik (“Music from the Homeland”) is a powerhouse collective of Haitian musicians who blend troubadou, vodou, rara carnival music, and urban soul. With such legends as master drummer Sanba Zao, and rising stars Steeve Valcourt and Jonas Attis, the group performs an exhilarating mix of traditional and modern roots music which blends the soulful spirit of a church revival, the social engagement of a political rally, and the trance-inducing intoxication of a vodou ritual. Formed in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake, Lakou Mizik communicates a message of pride, strength and hope.

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Robert Browning Associates presents

CHARTWELL DUTIRO
Voices of the Ancestors: Mbira Music of Zimbabwe
Part of A World in Trance Festival
8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $25; seniors, students $21
For centuries the Shona people of Zimbabwe have connected with the spirits of ancestors. These spirits are summoned by spirit mediums at biras, all-night ritual ceremonies where mystical mbira (metal-pronged thumb piano) music is played and people participate through dancing, singing, ululating, and sometimes whistling. The collective energy created evokes a trance atmosphere that summons the spirits of ancestors to come and give daily guidance and healing. The internationally renowned traditional mbira master Chartwell Dutiro (mbira, lead vocal, dance), who played mbira in bira ceremonies in his native Zimbabwe from the age of four and is best known for his eight-year stint with Zimbabwe’s famed Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited, is joined by his son Shorai Dutiro (mbira, vocal), David Holmes (mbira, vocal), Nora Balaban (mbira, vocal) and Bill Ruyle (hosho – gourds, tabla – tuned drums, percussion).

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
TOM RUSH

Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Robert Browning Associates presents
NIYAZ featuring AZAM ALI
Part of A World in Trance Festival – 3rd edition

8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30; seniors, students $26
Niyaz has created a 21st century global trance tradition by seamlessly blending Sufi poetry and folk songs from its native Iran and surrounding countries with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronics. Formed in California in 2004 and based in Montreal, Niyaz has a far-reaching repertoire that tears down cultural boundaries and bridges the gap between East and West. The group was founded by the spellbinding vocalist/composer Azam Ali, whose Iranian heritage and Indian upbringing have deeply influenced her music, and multi-instrumentalist/ composer Ramin Loga Torkian (oud & kamaan lutes). They are joined by Didem Basar (kanun-zither), Garbriel Ethier (keyboards, programming) and Vaneet Vyas (tabla-drums).

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