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Afrika Meets India @ Shapeshifter Lab w/Multiplicity

  • Afrika Meets India w/Multiplicity Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Pl Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

Thurs., Oct 2, ShapeShifter Lab:

1st set Multiplicity at 8 pm
2nd Set: Eric Fraser and Africa Meets India- 9:30 pm

18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(646) 820-9452

Sarodist Anupam Shobhakar and guitarist Joel Harrison's new recording, “Leave the Door Open” features original compositions and arrangements of songs from India and America, performed by a remarkable group of New York-based jazz musicians. This recording stands out as a true collaboration between a classical Indian musician and a jazz-based American. Both individuals provide innovative compositions as well as unusual versions of Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful”, a Bengali folksong “Kemne Avul”, and the gospel tune “Deep River.”

Joel Harrison- guitar
Anupam Shobhakar- sarod
Hans Glawaschnig- bass
Rob Garcia- drums

Multiplicity: The new cd, “Leave the Door Open”

see the video!

"A vibrant fusion."
The New York Times

"Harrison & Shobhakar offer precise musical diversity. Some people might say that jazz was yesterday? MULTIPLICITY aka LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN proves the opposite." 
5 Stars, DieRedaktion (Germany)

"Joel Harrison exhibits uncommon curiosity and endurance in his search for different ways to make his music beautiful and visceral. On Leave the Door Open, Harrison forges ahead with kindred spirit Anupam Shobhakar on a project that entwines classical, pop and improvisational modes from both an American and Indian perspective."
Jazz Times Magazine (featured article)


An innovative convergence of classic Indian raga melody, traditional Zimbabwean mbira song, and a grooving blend of Indian and African rhythm
Eric Fraser-bansuri
Kevin Nathaniel Hylton-mbira
Abhik Mukherjee-sitar
Salieu Suso- Kora
Naren Budhkar- tabla
Giancarlo Luiggi- hosho


Earlier Event: September 27
Bansuri Yoga