Improvisational Indian music ‘Arohi Ensemble’ to perform at Fresno State

The Arohi Ensemble

With a heavy Indian music influence, the Arohi Ensemble’s “ragajazz” repertoire features original compositions and improvisations with influences from Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, jazz and western chamber music. 

The World Music Series presents the “Arohi Ensemble” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22 in the Fresno State Concert Hall. Tickets are $25 general, $18 seniors and $5 for students. Parking is free in lot P1.

The seven-piece group is led by Paul Livingstone, Los Angeles based sitarist and one of the few American disciples of the legendary Ravi Shankar and Pt. Rajeev Taranath. The other virtuoso musicians, include Pedro Eustache, bansuri, flutes & world winds; Partho Sarothy, sarod; Peter Jacobson, cello; Abhijit Banerjee, tabla; Dave Lewis, drums; Somnath Roy, ghatum and folk percussion.

The concert is sponsored by the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concerts and co-sponsored by the Orpheus Chamber Music Ensemble.

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