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BRM Weekly: Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
at 8:00 PM

21 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002


Event Information

$10 Online / $15 at the door

VENUE: Caveat, 21 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002

Doors Open | 8:00pm
Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones | 8:30pm
Raga Jam Session | 10:00pm

Amirtha Kidambi: voice, harmonium, compositions
Matt Nelson: soprano saxophone
Nick Dunston: bass
Max Jaffe: drums/percussion


As Ben Ratliff wrote in the New York Times, “the aggressive and sublime first album by the band Elder Ones, Holy Science, is a kind of gauge for how strong and flexible the scene of young musicians in New York’s improvised and experimental music world can be. At the center of it are drones and phonemes. The group’s leader, the 30-year-old composer and singer Amirtha Kidambi, holds forth behind a harmonium, the small keyboard instrument with hand-pumped bellows; it’s commonly used in bhajan, the Indian devotional-singing tradition that was central to her musical experience while growing up in a South Indian family.”

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Participants: Brooklyn Raga Massive