Meet our C4NM 2020 Ensemble in Residence, The Alaya Project! Through this live, virtual event you can get to know Rohan Krishnamurthy, Prasant Radhakrishnan, Colin Hogan, the core members of The Alaya Project and their key collaborators. The event will be bookended with a live-streamed hybrid kit (solo percussion) by Rohan. The live broadcast will also include an artist discussion and Q&A moderated by C4NM Project Manager, Riley Nicholson. The discussion will be well-peppered with recently released tracks by The Alaya Project, and behind-the-scenes insights on the making of their music.
To watch just log on to C4NM Facebook a few minutes before the concert start time and look for a live video, we will also share the video on this event page (but make sure you refresh the page).
“A trio combining classical Carnatic ragas, contemporary jazz and funk, The Alaya Project is forging a beautiful new sound.” – Andrew Gilbert, Berkeleyside
The Alaya Project is the essential bridge between the intricate Carnatic style of Indian classical music and contemporary jazz and funk. Born in the cultural bastion of Oakland, California, The Alaya Project explores new textures and perspectives built over two decades of friendship, dialogue, and musical immersion across genres and continents. The driving hybrid kit grooves of Indian percussionist and drummer, Rohan Krishnamurthy, the soulful Ragas and melodies of Prasant Radhakrishnan on saxophone, and the harmonic bedrock of Colin Hogan embodies the permanence of a changing soundscape.