Indian classical musician performs in benefit concert

Cassius Khan, along with Drum Heat 2017 and the Sarabande choir will join forces to help Arts Umbrella students in a concert April 27 at the Vogue Theatre. Three out of five Arts Umbrella students need financial assistance to access arts education.

Khan is a globally recognized Indian classical musician who plays the tabla and sings Ghazal simultaneously. He has performed in over 20 countries, has recorded in over 30 albums. He is also a talk show host on “The Cassius Khan Show” on Dreamzz Punjabi Radio.

Renowned percussionist, founder and conduct of Drum Heat Sal Ferreras will lead Sarabande, the 20 member choir, in the concert. Music will showcase styles and fusions from the Carribean, Latin America, and Asia.

“Audiences will be treated to an irresistible program filled with music in the rich traditions of Brazillian samba, son cubano, Indian tabla, and much more, all to support Arts Umbrella and its mission to inspire creativity in future generations,” says Ferreras

Drum Heat 2017 will feature many recognized BC musicians including Celso Machado (guitar, percussion, vocals), Miles Black (piano), Jodi Proznick (bass), Toto Berriel (percussion and vocals), Cassius Khan (tabla and vocals), Paul Bray (percussion), Liam MacDonald (percussion), John Korsrud (trumpet), Tom Keenlyside (saxophone), John Reischman (mandolin), Raphael Geronimo (drum set and timbales), Niho Takase (piano).

As part of his work to benefit the community through the arts, Ferreras contributes net proceeds of Drum Heat to directly support Arts Umbrella programs.

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