Music translates across cultures. This phenomenon is clearly illustrated by The Mountain Music Project, a documentary film that examines the common threads between the Appalachian and Nepali music traditions. Benefiting the Nepal earthquake relief effort, the Carey Institute for Global Good will host Tara Linhardt, musician and creator of The Mountain Music Project, for a screening of her film to be followed by a live musical performance featuring Linhardt (mandolin), Shyam Nepali (sarangi) and Rajendra Karn (tabla and percussion) on Sunday, October 11 at 3:30pm in the Guggenheim Performance Hall. Tickets will cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door; proceeds will be contributed to the Nepal earthquake victims. Call 518-797-5100 for tickets.
Tara Linhardt is an award-winning mandolin performer from Virginia who has studied and sampled the Nepali culture extensively. She has been a presenter on Asian and Appalachian cultures and music to National Geographic, The Rubin Museum, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Shepherd University, Muskingum University, and The Asia Society.
Shyam Nepali is an internationally touring sarangi (Nepali fiddle) player descending from a family of celebrated musicians and renowned in his own right for carrying on a tradition of virtuosic musicianship, pushing the boundaries within the time-honored idiom, and pioneering new techniques in sarangi construction, composition as well as methods for playing and amplifying it.