WMI PLUS At Home - Shubh Saran
WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.
We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. Thank you!
Monday, September 18, 2023 – 6 PM EDT
WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.
Our next WMI Plus At Home Session features guitarist, composer, producer Shubh Saran.
Shubh Saran is a New York-based musician who has performed globally with his band. Having grown up in six different countries, his career has been shaped by a mixture of influences. Saran’s intricate compositions fuse sounds from modern jazz, neo-soul, and rock with classical and contemporary Indian music. In October 2021, Saran independently released his second full-length album and fourth overall release titled inglish – a groundbreaking work that explores concepts of assimilation, global identity, and native culture. Pitchfork described inglish as “a heartfelt exploration of the ups and downs of being part of the world’s fastest-growing floating tribe – part global citizen, part cultural refugee,’ and named the album to its list of Best Jazz and Experimental Music of 2021.
Joining Shubh in conversation is Rasika Shekar. Known and loved for her endearingly honest voice and soulful playing, singer, flautist, and composer Shekar’s music is a vibrant confluence of diverse musical worlds, rooted in Indian classical music. Her distinctive sound as a singer and flautist has led her to an impressive list of collaborations including John McLaughlin, Shankar Mahadevan, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan, Guitar Prasanna, Ricky Key and many others. She’s lent her voice and playing to numerous Bollywood films. She is an alumni and scholarship recipient of the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a degree in performance and production.
The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees.
WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison and world music lovers like you. We thank you!