Fire Museum & Backyard Civilization Present :

A Nadaswaram Kacheri - celebrating the 15th anniversary of Fire Museum Presents!

Friday, February 12th 5:30 PM
B.C. Gallery
D. No.6/951,North block
Near Commercial Tax Office, Bazaar Road
Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala, India

The nadaswaram is considered to be very auspicious, and it is a key musical instrument played in almost all Hindu weddings and temples of the South Indian tradition. It is part of the family of instruments known as mangala vadya (lit. mangala ["auspicious"], vadya ["instrument"]). The instrument is usually played in pairs, and accompanied by a pair of drums called thavil; it can also be accompanied with a drone from a similar oboe called the ottu.

Here's to an auspicious start to our 15th anniversary season!

Fire Museum Presents :

Ross Hammond/Sameer Gupta duo

Thursday, March 24th 8:00 PM
House Gallery 1816
1816 Frankford Ave
$7-10 sliding scale

Ross Hammond & Sameer Gupta (Sacramento/NYC):

Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played on large stages and in small corners throughout the United States. His sound is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music. Ross has collaborated with: Oliver Lake, Pheeroan AkLaff, Vinny Golia, Vladimir Tarasov, Nicole Mitchell, Dwight Trible, Calvin Weston, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Alex Cine, Jeff Parker, Nels Cline, Ken Filiano, Mike Pride, Max Johnson, Scott Amendola, Sameer Gupta, and more.

Sameer Gupta is a Brooklyn based jazz percussionist, tabla player, and composer. He is the founder of the jazz ensemble The Supplicants and drummer for the Marc Cary Focus Trio. He has also worked with vidyA, Kosmic Renaissance, Grachan Moncur III, Victor Goines, Vincent Gardner, Sekou Sundiata, Sonny Simmons, Marcus Shelby, Calvin Keys, Richard Howell, Dayna Stephens, and Julian Lage.


3/24 - Ross Hammond/Sameer Gupta @ House Gallery 1816
4/8 - Dave Burrell @ Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
4/9 - Earth Tongues @ Philadelphia Argentine Tango School
4/12 - Bob Marsh & Spring Gardens Friends @ The Rotunda
4/17 - Mamady Kouyate & Mandingo Ambassadors @ The Rotunda
4/18 - Blevin Blectum/Laurie Amat/Nadia Botello @ The Rotunda
4/19 - Chris Corsano/Paul Flaherty @ The Rotunda
4/20 - Peter Evans/Travis LaPlante @ The Rotunda
6/5 - Jen Shyu @ The Rotunda
6/12 - Susan Alcorn @ The Rotunda

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