Hindugrass with BarHop String Quartet at Casbah8:00
The BarHop String Quartet formed in the Spring of 2009 with a desire to explore music outside the realm of classical repertoire. We are classically trained but are enjoying our journey into jazz, rock, blues, funk, tangos and other roads less traveled. We hope to expand the way people think about and experience a string quartet. Or at least entertain them for a while!
The sound of Hindugrass is a fresh new voice for Indian fusion, a surprising and engaging festival for the ears in an age where everything has “already been done.” Alternately haunting and soaring sarod melodies intermingle with the sweet twang and bite of instruments from the Smoky Mountains and a driving bed of percussion instruments from around the world, all delivered with delightful virtuosity. Hindugrass was founded in Los Angeles in 1998 by John Heitzenrater and friends as an acoustic vehicle to explore the commonalities between the classical and folk music of Northern India and the folk and bluegrass styles of Appalachia. Mr. Heitzenrater’s mastery of the sarod and intricate compositions are the core thread of this exciting collective of diverse and talented musicians.