The Front Row

The Front Row, Friday, 7/31/2009

We have a live performance of Indian bamboo flute (bansuri) music by uncle-and-nephew virtuosi, Hariprasad & Rakesh Chaurasia! Plus, Dan & June Kuramoto of the jazz band, Hiroshima, share tracks from their CD, Little Toyko.

Internationally-renowned Bansuri maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia [pictured] joins host St.John Flynn for a live studio performance, previewing his concert presented by the Indo-American Association, August 1, 8pm, at the Wortham Center.  Joining them are the young bansuri virtuoso Rakesh Chaurasia; tanpura player Shyamala Rajender; and tabla player Shantilal Shah.  Listen  Download

Dan & June Kuramoto, founding members of the jazz band Hiroshima, chat with KUHF’s Eric Ladau about the group’s unique blend of jazz-fusion and traditional Asian instruments, like the koto and erhu.  Hiroshima performs at the 19th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival, July 31 – August 2.  Listen  Download


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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