WSLR proudly presents a very special concert event featuring Selva Ganesh, the Legendary Percussionist & Kanjira Maestro, with Rajib Karmakar on Sitar and Shankh Lahiri(Tabla) from the band ‘WAHH’. The first half of the event will be a Traditional Indian Classical performance followed by the WAHH World Fusion band. The concert will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 day of show. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org.
Maestro Selva Ganesh gained world fame through tours with John McLaughlin and the Zakir Hussain group ‘Remember Shakti’. He helps his father, Grammy-winner T.H. “Vikku” Vinayakram, run the Sri Jaya Ganesh Tala Vadya Vidyalaya (Sri JGTV school) in Chennai and train a new generation of Carnatic percussionists. He has also composed and produced albums and played with the Swedish bass player Jonas Hellborg and American guitar virtuoso Shawn Lane. His debut international solo album, Soukha, was released in 2006 featuring all other regular members of ‘Remember Shakti’.
In the second set, ‘Best of the Bay’ 2016 winner WAHH World Fusion Band, lead by well-known Indian Classical and Fusion Musician Shankh Lahiri, will be joined by world renowned Master Percussionist, Selva Ganesh & Talented Sitarist Rajib Karmakar. Using the scintillating sounds of Indian Tabla and Vocal overtones, ‘Wahh’ fuses a modern approach weaved with Sitar, Western Drums, Guitar and Bass. Combining Indian Raga music and Western harmonic melodies with an infectious Rhythm section, ‘Wahh’ creates a strikingly impressive blend of Musical styles, instruments and diversity and provides a captivating and musically rich experience.
photos from WSLR