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RAW presents three concerts that explore distinct types of drums. Each concert includes a discussion with the performing artists.

A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta featuring Marc Cary
Saturday, March 3 | 7:30 PM
Sameer Gupta will perform tabla and drumset in selections from his tour de force album A Circle Has No Beginning that features a fusion of Indian classical music and jazz. Joining Gupta will be Marc Cary (keys), Jay Gandhi (bansuri), Arun Ramamurthy (carnatic violin), Marika Hughes (cello), Pawan Benjamin (sax), and Rahsaan Carter (bass).
More info here.

Kaoru Watanabe’s Néo featuring Fumi Tanakadate
Saturday, March 17 | 7:30 PM
Kaoru Watanabe is a Brooklyn based composer and musician, acclaimed for his innovative approach to powerful Japanese drums and the texturally rich melodies of the Japanese flutes. Joined by percussionist Fumi Tanakadate, the duo will play selections from their newly released album Néo.
More info here.

Jason Treuting and Steve Mackey in Orpheus Unsung
Projections by Jenise Treuting

Saturday, March 31 | 7:30 PM
Percussionist and drumset musician Jason Treuting (So Percussion) and electric guitarist Steven Mackey will present their critically lauded album Orpheus Unsung. A wordless opera composed by Mackey, Orpheus Unsung is idiosyncratic, visceral and cathartic.
More info here.

Major support comes from the Richard P. Garmany Fund.