Rudresh Mahanthappa is one of the two "Carte Blanche" artists this year. For an explanation of the definition "Carte Blanche" and a short biography, please click on the "Program" button.
Today, Rudresh will play with his new fusion group Samdhi. In the project, he combines the complex melodic and rhythmic elements of both South Indian music and the traditions of jazz. This within an electro-acoustic format consisting of David Gilmore on electric guitar, Rich Brown on electric bass, Damion Reid on drums and Anand Ananthakrishnan on mridangam (an Indian drum).