Three musicians acommpanied by a String Quartet come together to present an enthralling concert experience that is not to be missed. Chris Votek and Kamaljeet & Jas Ahluwalia dynamically weave traditional Indian Classical stylings alongside western contemporary music. Their performances are at the very forefront of contemporary Indian & Western Classical. Their performances span from the sacred to the cerebral, are filled with dignity a delight for the senses.
KAMALJEET & JAS AHLUWALIA
Kamaljeet & Jas Ahluwalia are part of the new wave of Asian musicians emerging from the western hemisphere. Kamaljeet uses her Indian classical roots to walk an innovative path on the Santoor, a rare and exquisite hammered dulcimer/zither that can simultaneously explore sublime melodies and intricate rhythmic patterns. Her husband Jas, plays the illustrious Tabla. Kamaljeet and Jas have brought their spiritually rooted relationship to the stage and have developed a rapport than can only come from a true understanding of one another. Their performances are an instrumental Indian Classical journey that takes audiences from meditative introspection to dazzling energy-filled heights.
Chris Votek is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, arranger, and educator living and breathing music in Los Angeles. He is an acclaimed cellist recording and performing with ensembles ranging from Arabic, Electronica, Jazz, Avant-Garde, Western Classical, North Indian Classical, Persian, Pop, and Rock. Chris plays regularly with composer/songwriter Julia Holter, arabic orchestra MESTO, chamber jazz group The Brad Dutz Quartet, and persian singer Mamak Khadem. He has also performed with Fun, Amanda Palmer, The Dirty Projectors, Father John Misty, and toured extensively at top venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and the United States. A devoted student of master Gayaki-Ang violinists Dr N. Rajam and Jagannathan Ramamoorthy, Votek’s subtle and nuanced sound is greatly informed by his continual study adapting this ancient music to the cello.