Silk Road Junction 101 coming to Fortuna

Submitted by Darleene Sampson

Fortuna Concert Series presents Silk Road Junction 101 on Saturday, April 13. Sarah McClimon and Rahman Adbur will perform a unique presentation of music that explores the rhythms and melodies of Asia and the United States. Performing with them on digeridoo will be special guest, Russell Shorey.

Sarah McClimon, flutist, kotoist and singer, grew up in Fortuna. She studied music at St. Olaf College and in Hawaii where she earned a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology and also in Japan. Rahman Abdur, who plays tabla drums was born in Bangladesh and studied percussion in Calcutta, India and earned his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at Tokyo University of the Arts in Japan. Together Sarah and Rahman will perform as Silk Road Junction 101.

Their music reflects their experiences living in India, Bangladesh, Japan, Hawaii and California. The program will include music on the Indian drums tabla, pakwaj and khol, the flute, and the Japanese stringed instrument, koto. They will include classical music of India, virtuoso drumming, folk and popular songs of Bangladesh and the folk and classical music of Japan. Sarah and Rahman will introduce the instruments and talk about music in the context of life in South and East Asia.

Concert time is 7:30 p.m. at the Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main St. in Fortuna. Ticket prices are general admission $10; students and seniors $8.

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