Music of India Ensemble & UCLA Near East Ensemble
Shujaat Khan & Abhiman Kaushal, co-directors
The Music of India Ensemble performs short compositions of North Indian classical and semi-classical ragas (harmonic modes) and talas (rhythmic patterns on tabla). The ensemble is comprised of the students of Shujaat Khan on vocals and sitar and the students of Abhiman Kaushal on tabla.
UCLA Near East Ensemble
Romeo Guzman, assistant director
Members of the UCLA Near East Ensemble present music from the Arab world, particularly from Eastern Mediterranean cities such as Cairo, Damascus, and Beirut. Selections include court music from the Ottoman era, Sufi-related works, modal improvisations, as well as nightclub pieces and folk songs.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE
Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, Ann and Jerry Moss, and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee. Hammer Lectures are supported, in part, by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.