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Bay Area Beats: Gautam Tejas Ganeshan

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Berkeley-based singer Gautam Tejas Ganeshan plays Carnatic music -- a devotional form traditional to South India. But he's bringing a local twist to this centuries-old sound.

GANESHAN: Culture is like yogurt, or sauerkraut. It's something that grows over time, and you can't make it on your own. It just kind of accumulates. And when I hear the music, I hear that in it.

To listen to the music and the full interview, please click on the audio link above. 

Ganesham will be performing on December 10th at the Ivy Room in Albany. For more information, click here

This story originally aired in January of 2016. 

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