Robin Sukhadia

Recently completing a Master in Fine Arts at the California Institute of the Arts, Robin Sukhadia has been studying tabla (classical north Indian drums) under Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at the California Institute of the Arts and the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California for the past eight years. For the past seven years, Robin has traveled internationally on behalf of Project Ahimsa, an organization committed to empowering impoverished youth through music education. In 2010, Robin was awarded a Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies to expand his work with music education in India.

Sonic Transportations

There is music that cannot be contained inside four walls, and can only exist in the streets. Every culture has it, and when put together well, the sound can be infectious. Robin Sukhadia reviews Red Baraat's recent release, Chaal, Baby, a tribute to street music, from New Orleans marching bands to Punjabi wedding processions, that has emerged with celebratory aplomb.

Listening to an Anatomy of a Coup

Sacha Silva's Anatomy of a Coup conveys the heroic and tragic nature of humanity's struggle against circumstance through north and south Indian musical influences, flamenco guitar traditions, and western classical music.

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