John Coltrane's "India" with Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra - May 30, 2pm
The Asian American Orchestra presents "India": A Tribute to John Coltrane to celebrate his visionary music inspired by master sitarist Ravi Shankar. Dr. Anthony Brown has arranged Coltrane's original jazz composition to blend Indian musical instruments with a jazz big band for an intercultural presentation including guest artists Steve Oda on sarod, Dana Pandey on table and Pushpa Oda on tambura with the Asian American Orchestra.
A panel discussion will precede the concert performance to explore the influence of Asian culture on Coltrane's music, and Coltrane's global influence on music today. Panelists include musician Steve Oda; Dr. Herman Gray (UCSC), Dr. Tommy Lott (SJSU) and Asian American Orchestra director Dr. Anthony Brown, who have contributed chapters to the forthcoming book, John Coltrane and Black America's Quest for Freedom: Spirituality and the Music due in August 2010 on Oxford University Press.
Senior & Student: $9
Weekend ticket package (Ticket for this performance and the Jazz performance by VidyA & Rina Mehta on May 29):
Senior & Student: $15
Buy the weekend package save $3 (Senior & Student ticket package) - $4 (Adult ticket package).
Tickets will also be available at the door if not sold out.
Presented as part of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center's annual multi-event Asian Pacific Heritage Festival 2010.
For more information, contact Wilson Wong at (510) 637 - 0455 or visit the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival 2010 page at www.oacc.cc/programs/festivals-events.html.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607
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