TABLACENTRIC @ Hammer Museum – Los Angeles – April 2010

Machine Residency @ the Hammer Museum | Los Angeles
April 5 – April 18, 2010
Hammer Museum | 10899 Wilshire Blvd | Los Angeles | 310.443.7000

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Curated by Robin Sukhadia & Jaeger Smith

Original Artwork by Ameet Mehta

A two week tabla interstitial at the epic Hammer Museum in Los Angeles from April 5 -18, 2010. Robin Sukhadia, in partnership with Machine Project, will bring a wide range of tabla workshops, events and Indian classical and non-classical tablacentric voices to the Hammer. Featured artists to include Walter Kitundu, Jaeger Smith, Mandeep Sethi, Sheela Bringi & Clinton Patterson, Debashish Chaudhuri, Randy Gloss, Christopher Votek, Sheila Govindarajan, TJ Troy and many more.

Open Tabla Workshops for beginners, Film Screenings, & Live Classical and Contemporary Indian Music performances

Monday 4/5: 7pm – Tablacentric Launch Party (At Machine Project) featuring PremaSoul and special guests Mandeep Sethi & Sheila Govindarajan; video clips of tabla masters presented by Jaeger Smith – FREE

Tuesday 4/6: 2 – 5 PM – At Hammer Museum Lobby (Beginning Tabla Workshop 2-3:30pm) plus special guests Randy Gloss @ 2:30pm, Christopher Votek @ 3:30pm (raga and cello demonstration) and Sheila Govindarajan @ 4pm.

Thursday 4/8: 2 – 5 PM – At Hammer Museum Lobby – FREE Museum Admission(Beginning Tabla Workshop 2-3:30pm) plus special guests: Sheela Bringi @ 3:30pm – harmonium and Sanskrit chanting, @ 4pm Suman Laha performing on Veena.

Saturday 4/10: 1 – 4 PM – At Hammer Museum Lobby(Beginning Tabla Workshop 1-2:30pm) with special guest performances 2:30 onwards with Sheela Bringi, Clinton Patterson, and Debashish Chaudhuri with Mike Robbins; (Tabla Workshop 3-4pm)

Monday 4/12: 7:30 PM – LA Indivisible Poetry Anthology Reading (at Machine Project) – FREE – featuring Tablapusher + Kitundu

Thursday 4/15: 5 – 9 PM – Tablapusher + Kitundu @ Hammer Museum – FREE Museum Admission(Beginning Tabla Workshop 5-6:30pm)

Saturday 4/17: 4 – 7 PM – Tablapusher + Kitundu @ Hammer Museum with special guest Neelanjana Banerjee (Beginning Tabla Workshop 4-5:30pm)

Sunday 4/18: 4 – 7 PM – Tablacentric Closing Party – (at Machine Project) – FREE – featuring S A D U B A S, TJ Troy (Tabla Solo), Mike Robbins (Harmonium), Mandeep Sethi (MC) and Kirtan led by Sheela Bringi (bansuri) and featuring Jon Armstrong (bass), Colin Woodford (percussion), and Chris Payne (hand drums).


T A B L A C E N T R I C is based on the even more epic Machine Project Tablacentric residency of 2008.