East Meets West

Saturday, January 23rd. 3:00 p.m.

Join us at Feed Art Center as we proudly present the first in a series of cultural lectures and presentations. East Meets West will feature Stefen Robinson and Manpreet Bedi driving a discussion on the traditional Indian Tabla rhythm and melody synthesized with Western improvisation. The presentation will include a musical performance featuring Stefen on electric mandolin and Manpreet on the Indian tabla drums.

Raised on bluegrass, rock, and Motown in Kankakee, Stefen Robinson always had an interest in a variety of music, both as a listener and a performer. From traditional instruments like cello, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and mandolin, to digital media and beatmaking, Stefen is a true multi-instrumentalist. Stefen has garnered acclaim as the "Yea Big" half of the experimental hip-hop duo, Yea Big + Kid Static.

Manpreet Bedi began playing tabla at the age of 6 and started formal instruction at the age of 10. Manpreet received his classical tabla training from Pandit Raman Sharma and Pandit Anup Ghosh of Farukhabad Discipline, as well as training in various styles of classical singing, semi-classical singing, and folk music from Julah Borah of Kirana Discipline. He has performed in numerous concerts in India, Bangladesh and the United States. He had also performed on All India Radio and on All India Television on several occasions.

Entry fee to this unique performance is totally free with a donation of non-perishable goods for our local food pantries (tuna, peanut butter, spam, rice, breakfast cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, macaroni & cheese, salt & pepper, canned fruit & vegetables, etc.) Cash donations will be accepted to cover the travel expenses of our guests.

1 comment:

Michael said...

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