Rubin Museum of Art

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Spiral Music

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.


Unwind on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m., during Himalayan Happy Hour, complete with special menu discounts.


See the recent article about Spiral Music in The New York Times here!

Steve Gorn + Ehren Hanson

Wednesday April 23, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Steve Gorn, whose flute is said to ‘re-align the cells,’ is  featured on the 2011 Grammy winning recording, “Miho – Journey to the Mountain,” with the Paul Winter Consort, as well as the Academy Award winning Documentary film, "Born into Brothels," He has performed Indian Classical Music on the bansuri bamboo flute in concerts and festivals throughout the world.

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Tomchess + Ravi Padmanabha

Wednesday April 30, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Tomchess is a NYC based Multi-instrumentalist/improviser/composer who  has played and recorded with some of the heaviest players in the improvisational scene (Dewey Redman, Butch Morris, Pharoah Sanders, Drew Gress, Ronald Shannon Jackson), as well as Morrocan Sintarist Hassan Hakmoun. Ravi Padmanabha is multi-instrumentalist who specializes in percussion.

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Sundar Das + Anjana Roy

Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Sundar Das is a bansuri flute player who has accompanied many Kirtan singers including Krishna Das, Shyam Das, Wah, David Newman (Durga Das) & Mira and Jai Uttal. Anjana Roy comes from Delhi, India, where she had her early initiation in music under Shri Rebati Ranjan Debnath, her father and guru.

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Jameh Daran

Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Jameh Daran is an amateur traditional Iranian music band composed of family members Siavash Haghtalab, Mahnaz Kalani, Mansour Haghtalab and  Kaveh Haghtalab who will be performing traditional Iranian Music composed of several pieces. FreeLearn More

Max ZT

Wednesday May 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR, and a “force of nature” by NY Music Daily, Max ZT is an innovator of the instrument.

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Ehren Hanson + Abhik Mukherjee

Wednesday May 28, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Ehren Hanson began learning tabla when he was 15 years old under Misha Masud of New York City. The Time of India described his tabla solo performance as "enthralling." Abhik Mukherjee has shared the stage with legends like Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder in the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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