The Akoma Trio Performance

Performance by Akoma Trio featuring royal hartigan (drums) with Wes Brown (bass), Hafez Modirzadeh (saxophones), with special Carnatak guests Selvaganesh Vinayakram (percussion) and Prasant Radhakrishnan (alto saxophone). Admission Free.


The Akoma Trio


royal hartigan & Wes Brown by Steven Decastro


Royal Hartigan is a percussionist, pianist, and tap dancer who has studied and performed the musics of Asia, Africa, Europe, West Asia, and the Americas as well as African American blues, gospel, funk, hip-hop, and jazz traditions.


Wes Brown is a bassist, flutist, pianist, drummer, and dancer who has toured the world with many groups, including the legendary pianist Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, Talking Drums, Anthony Braxton, and the Black Rebels reggae ensemble.



Hafez Modirzadeh is a saxophonist/theorist and has performed, recorded, published and lectured internationally on original cross-cultural musical concepts and is currently a Professor of Creative Music Studies at SF State.




This is part of IMPROVISASIANS! 2016: Sounding Unity: In the Pursuit of Narrative

San Francisco State University - Creative Arts Building

1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132


Tateuchi Auditorium, Sutter YWCA building

1830 Sutter St., San Francisco Japantown

ImprovisAsians! is an annual series of performances and workshops at San Francisco State University and San Francisco’s Japantown exploring the connection between the performing arts and community-building. All events are free and open to the public!

Presented by Asian Improv aRts, in association with the Sound and Social Justice Commons, and SF State University Creative Music Studies


March 16, 2016 at 1:10pm - 2pm
Knuth Hall, Creative Arts Building, San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, CA 94132
United States
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