Chitresh Das, and Jason Samuel Smith. Sameer Gupta's (b. 7/1/1976) artistic work today is an attempt to build bridges. In some cases, such as the Carnatic Jazz group, vidyA, the bridge is plainly between American Jazz, and South Indian Classical music.
In Kosmic Renaissance, the bridge is large, covering musical genres like electronic music, hiphop, avant-jazz, and world music. Marc Cary’s Focus Trio, bridges cultures from Native American, modern day Washington D.C., to South Asia, and East Asia. Another group, The Supplicants, reveals a bridge not as obvious but strongly felt in the way the collective trust they use to build pure improvisations results in the consciousness of an entire audience being elevated. Sameer sees this as creating a bridge between separate people, by witnessing the beauty that can result from collective trust and support.
When people see The Supplicants do this, and when they understand the significance of its true spontaneity, their own spirit is lifted in the process, which may be his most important work of all. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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