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Opening this concert will be Om Gam Ensemble, led by Gurubhai Michael Gam, another long-time student of the late Ali Akbar Khan.

Om Gam takes it’s name from the mantra for the Hindu deity Ganesh – “Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha.” Ganesh is often referred to as the “remover of obstacles” and in reference to this, Om Gam Ensemble seeks to remove musical obstacles by bringing together musicians from Indian Classical, Traditional African and Jazz musical backgrounds. This group features Kane Mathis (kora & oud), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Pawan Benjamin (saxophone), Shivalik Goshal (tabla), and is led by Michael Gam (bass & composition)