Indian singer Falu is teaming up with renowned composer Philip Glass and Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU, to honor Mahatma Gandhi and his philosophy of non-violence. On Thursday, April 3, they plan to hold an event benefiting Tricycle Magazine: The Buddhist Review, a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1990. The performance and dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. at The Prince George Hotel Ballroom on East 27th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are available at www.tricycle.com/foundation/gala.html.
Falu will also be performing a free concert the following evening, April 4, in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series. At 7 p.m. she will take the stage at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, located in Jamaica, Queens. Born in Bombay, Falu is quickly becoming known for her ability to blend a modern inventive rock style with a classically-shaped Indian voice. She released her self-titled debut album in August of last year and has performed in the past with Yo-Yo Ma. Falu recently collaborated with Wyclef Jean, lending her voice to the film, A Place in Time, the directorial-debut of Angelina Jolie. For more information check out her website, www.falumusic.com.