October 2, 2013

Ancient Hindu Melodies Live On

Recording artist, author and Sonoma State University ethnomusicologist Laxmi G. Tewari brings classical vocal music of Northern India to Weill Hall on Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.  A singer in the ancient Gwalior gharana tradition, Tewari will perform with an ensemble of tabla, tambura and harmonium players from the San Francisco Bay area.

Holding doctorates from Banaras Hindu and Wesleyan universities, Tewari has conducted field research in India, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Thailand, Fiji, Ghana, and Zimbabwe. Chief among his recordings is Sameshwari, a raga created by Indian scholar Dr. Lalmani Misra who unraveled the mystery of Samic scale dating from 1700 BCE.

Tickets are $10-$15, parking included, and available at the door. To purchase tickets online, click here.

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center is located near the intersection of Rohnert Park Expressway and Petaluma Hill Road. Enter campus from Rohnert Park Expressway and park in Lot O.  

For information call (707) 664-2324.



Laxmi Ganesh Tewari


Media Contact:

Ruth E. Wilson
Lecturer in Horn
Music Department Publicity
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928