presents

SRINIVAS REDDY and SAMEER GUPTA
with The TOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS
HEMANT & JOG CD Release Party



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2008
7pm | $15
Atmananda Centerpoint Yoga Studios
324 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor, NYC 10012
www.atmananda.com

Come and enjoy an exciting live concert in celebration of Srinivas Reddy and Sameer Gupta's debut CD Hemant & Jog. The evening will feature Indian classical music by Srinivas Reddy (sitar) and Sameer Gupta (tabla) along with the groundbreaking Latin-Indian fusion of The Tollywood Allstars.
Chai, Biscuit, Snacks and Drinks provided!



Srinivas Reddy (www.srinivasreddy.org) Srinivas Reddy is an Indian-American sitarist, guitarist and composer. In 1998 he came under the tutelage of Sri Partha Chatterjee, a direct disciple of the late sitar maestro Pandit Nikhil Banerjee. Since then Srinivas has rigorously trained with his teacher in the traditional guru-shishya style. Srinivas is a professional concert sitarist and has given numerous recitals in the US and India. He is also an experienced teacher and educator, he holds a BA from Brown University, an MA from UC Berkeley, and is currently teaching at UMass Dartmouth.


Sameer Gupta (www.sameergupta.com) Founder of the critically acclaimed SF based improvisational ensemble The Supplicants, Sameer Gupta is an original musical voice in jazz, world, and fusion music. He has studied percussion for most of his life, beginning in Tokyo, Japan in 1985. Since then Sameer has performed on jazz drumset at Lincoln Center, tabla at Asagiri Jam in Japan and various Jazz and World music festivals across the nation and abroad. Sameer began his study of North Indian classical tabla in 2002 and is currently studying with tabla master Pandit Anindo Chatterjee.


The Tollywood Allstars (www.tollywoodallstars.com) Formed in “Tollywood”, the film district in Kolkata, India, The Tollywood Allstars are a groundbreaking Latin-Indian fusion band. The Tollywood Allstars are a collective of musicians with sound backgrounds from around the world fused together into an unique acoustic sound. Influenced by Indian Classical, South American and Cuban music, The Tollywood Allstars have a distinctly original flavor, authentically combining moods, subtleties and rhythms.

Camila Celin Spanish and electric guitar | Eric Fraser Indian Bansuri flutes, beatboxing | Ehren Hanson Tabla, Cajon, percussion |
Rich Stein Percussion | Greg Richardson Bass