Lucian & Friends - Sacred Bridge: The Union of Music from India and the West

Lucian & Friends will perform original music composed by Lucian Kano Balmer and Francesca Genco.

Lucian Kano Balmer- violin, vocals
Francesca Genco- vocals
Josh Mellinger- tabla
TBA- viola

Lucian & Friends at the Maybeck
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00pm
This concert is $20 General Admission

Lucian Kano Balmer is a violinist, vocalist, and composer, who performs original compositions often described as "raga-infused." He has studied vocals with renowned Hindustani vocalist, Shweta Jhaveri as well as Bruce Hamm, senior disciple of Ali Akbhar Khan. In the past, he's also performed with award winning guitarist Shambhu Vineberg, and with sarod player Lisa Sangita Moskow.

He is widely praised for his dynamic violin playing, full-bodied voice, and intricate compositions.

Josh Mellinger is a multi-instrumental professional percussionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated in Percussion Performance BFA at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, California, and has been studying percussion for over 12 years. He currently perform with several groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, including String Quake, Gamelan X, and The View From Bernal Hill. As well as teaching percussion, he continues to take lessons in tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael.

Francesca Genco is a yoga instructor, singer and sound healer, massage therapist and interdisciplinary arts teacher. She is the founder of Song of the Body, which offers classes, workshops and retreats in sound healing, yoga and creative expression. Her voice can be heard on her two albums, Numinous River (2008) and Lullabies for a World in Transition (2012) and is featured in Ryan Amon’s score for Elysium (2013), a science fiction film starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, and in Kaveh Cohen’s Japanese trailer for James Cameron’s film, Avatar.