An evening of dynamic drumming, dance, and devotion.
Where: Indian Community Center (ICC) building
Address: 1595 NYS Route 26, Vestal NY
When: Wednesday June 15th from 7:00pm
Admission: $15 at the door / $12 in advance by calling Cheryl Kindt @ 232-6189
“Our music is infused with emotion, with passion, love, playfulness. We’ve grown up with it. We live it,” says Vish. In the past year they have played on 6 continents. “Rhythm is a universal language,” explains the Mayapuri drummer, Bali, “It transcends all external barriers. Everything. Race, religion, tongue, creed, culture. It’s the heartbeat of the universe.” Mayapuri drummer, Vrinda says, “It doesn’t matter where you come from, what language you speak, your cultural background. This kind of music speaks to everyone." All three of them attended boarding school in India where they learned the fundamentals of mantra music. Their group is named after the holy village of Mayapur, where the kirtan movement started. Their album is named after the Mridanga, a clay and leather drum from Mayapur.