As part of Bower Museum’s Festival of India celebration, the museum is proud to present Sadubas, aka The Sadhus of Bass. The duo converges classical Indian rhythms with 70s Bollywood vibes to create psychedelic soundscapes that are one part trip hop and two parts cinematic south Asia. Electronic artists Robin Sukhadia (MFA '07) and Ameet Mehta bring a wide range of contemporary influences to their compositions, including media samples, Bollywood grooves, and classical Indian rhythm and raga.
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Ticket info: Admission to this performance is free and reservations are not required (does not include access to museum galleries). Sponsored by The Nicholas Endowment.
Robin Sukhadia (aka tablapusher)
A Master in Fine Arts graduate from the World Music program at the California Institute of the Arts, Robin Sukhadia has been studying tabla (classical north Indian drums) under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at CalArts and the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California for the past twelve years. He currently studies with Swapanji's nephew Debashish Chaudhuri. In 2010, Robin was awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Award to expand his work with music education for underserved communities in India. More at www.tablapusher.com
Ameet Mehta (aka PartTimeChiller)
PartTimeChiller (alias for multi-genre Los Angeles based DJ / beat producer Ameet Mehta) has been moving dance floors, galleries and intimate gatherings for the past 20 years with an eclectic selection of global rhythms sampling from 70’s Bollywood funk, experimental hip hop and beyond. He is a creative technologist by trade and current Chief Technology Officer of underground music and culture magazine XLR8R.com. Ameet has delivered eccentric performances at LACMA, U.R. Art, The Broad Stage and various venues from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and has set the vibe opening for a variety of artists including Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza and Los Angeles's DEEP Resident, Marques Wyatt. More at parttimechiller.com