Frame Drum Academy Presents…
Special LIVE Q&A Call with Indian Music Specialists, JIM SANTI OWEN!
Frame Drum Academy is very excited to announce this very special LIVE Q& A CALL – in honor of our 4th, and final Module – that is all about INDIAN MUSIC & THEORY – (and how we can apply it to the frame drum).
JOIN US for a special Live Q&A call with the amazing, dedicated and talented musician Jim Santi Owen.
Jim and Marla went to Calarts together when they were both getting their MFA!
Jim is a very dedicated to the art of Indian Music, and we are so honored to have him share his knowledge with us on this call
THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
- Learn about the difference between North (Hindstanic ) and South (Karnatic) Indian Drumming
- Learn to play a Koravia…whats a Koravai, you will find out on this call!!!
- Learn about the Tabla (the “mother drum” of North India)
- Learn about the Morsing (the Jaw harp from South India)
- Learn about the Kanjira (the small frame drum from South India)
- Learn how to apply these Indian Rhythmic Concepts on to other instrumentsMARK THIS DATE IN YOUR CALENDARS!
DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 12 @ 10am EST/1pm PST
JOIN US AT THIS LINK
(session will be recorded, but please do try to make this call if you can!)
Jim Santi Owen is an American percussionist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Drumming since the age of eight, Owen has been learning the North Indian percussion instrument tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri for over 27 years. He has also studied South Indian percussion with master percussionists T.H. Subash Chandran and K. Sekar and has learned North Indian music and tabla accompaniment from the great Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships including the American Institute of India’s Senior Artistic Fellowship, a Master/Apprentice Fellowship from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, a commission from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and a curatorial residency from the Center for New Music.
Jim Santi Owen has performed extensively with world-class musicians from a myriad of cultural and musical backgrounds. These include his gurus, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Subash Chandran, and K. Sekar with whom he performed both in India and the U.S. Other internationally renowned artists with whom Owen has performed include: Jazz legend Pharoah Sanders, Nubian musician Hamza el Din, guitar innovator Stanley Jordan, Kathak dance master Pandit Chitresh Das, sitar maestro Kartik Seshadri, renowned Persian vocalist Sharam Nazeri, drumset virtuoso Steve Smith, minimalist composer Terry Riley, Jazz saxophonist Joseph Jarman (Art Ensemble of Chicago), Israeli oud player Yair Dalal, young sarode maestro Alam Khan, tabla virtuoso Bikram Ghosh, kanjira exponent Ganesh Kumar, Indo-Jazz fusion artist George Brooks, didgeridoo master Stephen Kent, devotional singer Jai Uttal, avant-garde pianist Myra Melford, Italian percussionist Alessandra Belloni, Tibetan artist Techung, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Burmese pot-waing player Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and bansuri flute exponent Steve Gorn. Owen has also appeared on numerous recordings in America and has recorded in India with ghatam maestro T.H. Vikku Vinayakram and kanjira wizard Selva Ganesh.
Owen holds a Bachelor’s of Humanities from New College of California and a Master’s degree in World Music from California Institute of the Arts. He served as the Music Director for the San Francisco Word Music Festival for five years and is on faculty at Dominican University, the California Jazz Conservatory, LINES Ballet School, and the Ali Akbar College of Music. He has conducted master classes in Hong Kong, Spain, China, India, and the U.S. and is a certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher who has taught youth for over 25 years.