Posted Online: Nov. 14, 2012, 1:39 pm
Bansuri Flute/Tabla Benefit Concert Nov. 16
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Press release submitted by Ellis Kell
SATVA CENTER BENEFIT CONCERT, ART EXHIBITION & SILENT AUCTION
Featuring John Wubbenhorst, Master Bansuri Flute Player, with Samrat Kekkeri on Indian Tabla Drum
Debbie Happy Cohen, Creator of "A Splash of Color," in a One-Woman Art Exhibition
Silent Auction of Art Items, Local Products & Services
FRIDAY, NOV. 16th -- 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Broadway Presbyterian Church in Rock Island
Corner of 7th Ave. & 23rd Street
Cost: Adults $15, Students $10
''The bansuri flute is one of the most sensual and serene instruments to come out of India. Only a couple of Westerners have mastered its intricacy and nuance... one is John Wubbenhorst.''
– Billboard Magazine
Master flutist John Wubbenhorst has the unique distinction of being a fluent virtuoso on both the Bansuri (bamboo flute) and Western flute. He is truly a world musician, having played and studied Western classical and jazz, as well as in-depth studies of Eastern music in Asia and Europe. Today, he performs in a variety of contexts and has played with many renowned musicians, including jazz great Jack DeJohnette, Grammy-winners Paul McCandless, Howard Levy and Victor Wooten, Indian master Hariprasad Chaurasia, Paul Horn, and many others. He has performed at major universities and festivals worldwide, including the Smithsonian Institute, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Rotterdam Conservatory in Holland and the German Embassy.