Alice Coltrane, also referred to as Swamini and Turiyasangitananda by her family and students, was a prolific composer, harpist, and keyboardist who dedicated the later years of her life to the Sai Anantam ashram she founded in 1983 in Agoura Hills, California. Featuring rare audio and video recordings from the extended Coltrane family’s private archive, the program, organized with us here at Luaka Bop, will also include discussion, presentations, performances by Kelsey Lu and Laraaji inspired by Alice’s music, and a workshop by Purushottoma Hickson, one of Alice’s first students, and an Elder of the Sai Anantam Ashram.
Thanks to Taja Creek for all her hard work in putting this together; Ravi Coltrane for allowing us to be part of this special day, Brandee Younger and Ashley Kahn for their participation, and to the wonderful Purushottoma Hickson.
All guests will be required to check their phone, camera, and any recording devices upon entry. Recording of all kind is strictly prohibited.
Tickets: $17 (MoMA Members $13). More information is available here.