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About Suba Sankaran:

From an early age, Dora Award-winning, Juno-nominated musician Suba Sankaran has effortlessly combined musical worlds. While studying European classical piano and voice, she also immersed herself in South Indian classical music with her father, master drummer Trichy Sankaran. As a multi-instrumentalist (voice, piano, percussion), Suba regularly performs across North America, Europe and Asia with world music ensembles Autorickshaw and Trichy’s Trio. She seamlessly crosses genres with artists such as Jane Bunnett and George Koller (jazz); Voyces Past and the Nathaniel Dett Chorale (classical/choral); David Mott and Maza Mezé (new music/world) and Retrocity and Hampton Avenue (contemporary a cappella). Highlights include performing for Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Peter Gabriel.


Introduction to South Indian Music


An interactive workshop on some of the distinctive elements of South Indian classical music, including scales/melodic modes, vocal tone, microtonal inflections, complex rhythms and vocal percussion, all taught by rote. No experience necessary.

Instructed by Juno-nominated musician Suba Sankaran.

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