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Autorickshaw to return to UTSC for a free concert!

Autorickshaw returns to UTSC for a free concert on February 3, 2012 at 7:30pm

Arts & Events Programming is pleased to present a free concert by the critically acclaimed, cutting edge, world music ensemble Autorickshaw as part of its World Rhythms Concert Series. The concert will take place in the Leigha Lee Browne Theatre on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 7:30pm.

Formed in 2003, Autorickshaw lies on the cutting edge of culture by creating a fusion of jazz, funk and Indian classical and popular music. The current lineup of Autorickshaw is led by the stellar vocals of Suba Sankaran who is accompanied by Ed Hanley on tabla, Dylan Bell on bass/keys/beatbox, and Patrick Graham on percussion/multikit. Driving and danceable, Autorickshaw’s new sound features heavier, layered sonic landscapes with a full drum kit, electric guitar, strings, percussion, and their signature table and electric bass.

Having toured across North America, Europe, and India, Autorickshaw has earned two JUNO Award nominations for World Music Album of the Year, a Canadian Independent Music Award in 2005, a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music in 2008, and received European recognition by charting at #14 on the European World Music Charts. Widely profiled in Canada, Autorickshaw has also been profiled across the globe, including on BBC Radio, Germany’s Deutschland Radio Kultur, and NPR’s Weekend America. The ensemble has also been featured in various publications including Global Rhythm Magazine, World Music Magazine, Rave Magazine, and The Hindu.

As a continuing commitment to their role as music educators, Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell will also lead a free choral clinic, Beyond the Page: Learning Choral Music by Rote, with the UTSC Concert Choir.  This master class will take place earlier in the day, February 3rd, from 2pm to 3pm in the Leigha Lee Brown Theatre.

Admission to both the concert and the choral master class clinic is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Due to the popularity of Autorickshaw and the World Rhythms Concert Series, RSVPs are required. Please contact Arts & Events Programming at aep-rsvp@utsc.utoronto.ca or at 416 208 4769 to reserve your spot.




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