Performance by Akoma Trio featuring by royal hartigan (drums) with Wes Brown (bass), Hafez Modirzadeh (saxophones), with special Carnatak guests Selvaganesh Vinayakram (percussion) and Prasant Radhakrishnan (alto saxophone). Admission Free.
The Akoma Trio
royal hartigan & Wes Brown by Steven Decastro
Royal Hartigan is a percussionist, pianist, and tap dancer who has studied and performed the musics of Asia, Africa, Europe, West Asia, and the Americas as well as African American blues, gospel, funk, hip-hop, and jazz traditions.
Wes Brown is a bassist, flutist, pianist, drummer, and dancer who has toured the world with many groups, including the legendary pianist Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, Talking Drums, Anthony Braxton, and the Black Rebels reggae ensemble.
Hafez Modirzadeh is a saxophonist/theorist and has performed, recorded, published and lectured internationally on original cross-cultural musical concepts and is currently a Professor of Creative Music Studies at SF State.
This is part of IMPROVISASIANS! 2016: Sounding Unity: In the Pursuit of Narrative
San Francisco State University - Creative Arts Building
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132
Tateuchi Auditorium, Sutter YWCA building
1830 Sutter St., San Francisco Japantown
ImprovisAsians! is an annual series of performances and workshops at San Francisco State University and San Francisco’s Japantown exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. All events are free and open to the public!
Presented by Asian Improv aRts, in association with the Sound and Social Justice Commons, and SF State University Creative Music Studies
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
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