Kinsmen: Indian American Jazz

Rudresh Mahanthappa (L) and Kadri Gopalnath in concert at the Asia Society. (La Frances Hui/Asia Society)

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2007 - Kinsmen presents a new kind of jazz, featuring Indian American Rudresh Mahanthappa and another master of the alto sax: Kadri Gopalnath, living legend of South Indian Carnatic music. Together their fiercely innovative work is a cross-cultural, intergenerational collaborative suite of traditional and contemporary influences, commissioned by the Asia Society.

In the following excerpt, the two are joined by their co-led Dakshina Ensemble. Interview conducted by Rachel Cooper, Asia Society Director of Cultural Programs. 

Watch the video (4 min., 30 sec.)