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Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble

Delhi to Damascus

Tabla virtuoso and Grammy Award-winning member of the Silkroad Ensemble, Sandeep Das celebrates the vibrant cultural heritage shared by India and Syria in his latest project with the thrilling HUM Ensemble. Driving strummed strings, pulsating drums, hypnotic bowed drones, and soaring raga and maqam melodies rooted in Sufi poetry come together to connect ancient civilizations with modern virtuosity in Delhi to Damascus. Das is joined by Syrian oud master Issam Rafea, Indian vocalist and sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan, and sitar player Rajib Karmakar to explore centuries of classical and folk music that emerged along the winding trade road from Jaisalmer in India to Damascus in Syria.


Lecture Demonstration
Sun, Oct 7, 2018, 1:40pm
Hertz Hall
In this special pre-performance event, presented in association with the Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, the artists will discuss musical traditions shared across cultures. Free to ticket holders.