I See You, I Hear You: Santoor, Tabla, Raga

I See You, I Hear You: Santoor, Tabla, Raga

Absolute Focus, photograph by Bill Kennedy Photo

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kamaljeet and Jas Ahluwalia (Absolute Focus)

Kamaljeet Ahluwalia plays the santoor, an exquisite hammered dulcimer from Kashmir. Jas Ahluwalia plays the tabla, a pair of North Indian drums that produce a vast range of sounds. Together, this husband-and-wife duo draws upon Indian classical music to walk an innovative path that simultaneously explores sublime ragas and intricate rhythmic patterns. Their concert brings a 21st-century perspective to the emotional themes (rasa) visualized in ragamala paintings.


Free with admission
Details: Event stickers are required for performances. Stickers are distributed in the Museum’s Entrance Gallery starting at 4:00 p.m., one sticker per person on a first-come, first-served basis. Norton Simon Museum members enjoy early seating between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 4:45 p.m. Membership does not guarantee seating.

Late Seating: In consideration of our performers and visitors, late seating will not be allowed 10 minutes after the start of the event.