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Special Event  |  Happy Hour with Live Music

Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:30 am

Reception Area  

Join the Burchfield Penney for happy hour with live music as part of M&T Second Friday featuring Family Funktion & the Sitar Jams

Born into a family with roots extending from India to Ireland, the Padmanabha Brothers interests in music started at very early ages. In the beginning, the boys started playing basic Western instruments like drum set, bass, and guitar.  On these instruments, the brothers created music ranging from punk rock to folk and many places in between. 

During their teen years Ravi, Aneal and Naryan began exploring their roots by traveling to India and soon learned the styles of Classical Indian music. Through their travels, they learned to borrow concepts and styles from many world traditions. 

Family FUNKtion and the Sitar Jams is sitar, drums, and bass trio who blend Indian elements with funk, jazz, and jam to create unique psychedelic experiences.

Family FUNKtion and the Sitar Jams have performed with and/or shared bills with Max CreekRob WassermanToubab KreweThe Heavy PetsConsider the SourceMichael Kang (String Cheese Incident),  and Steve Molitz (Particle). The boys have also recorded with the world renowned North Indian Classical vocalists V.J. Kichlu and South Indian percussionist T.S. Nandakumar.  Between the 3 brothers, they appear on over 20 independently released albums. 

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    Special Event  |  M & T Second Friday

    Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:30–8 pm

    On the Second Friday of every month, thanks to the support of M&T Bank, the Burchfield Penney hosts something great!