Friday, October 4
8:00 PM
  • Performance

Solar Myth
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
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This is a seated show.

Program Info

$25 General Admission
21 & Over



  • Ganavya – vocals
  • Chris Pattishall – piano

Ars Nova Workshop presents vocalist Ganavya and her ethereal blend of jazz and South Asian classical traditions, at Solar Myth on Friday, October 4.

Tamil Nadu raised, New York born, California based vocalist Ganavya possesses a deeply profound and rooted voice.  A multidisciplinary creator, she is a soundsmith and wordsmith. Trained as an improviser, scholar, dancer, and multi-instrumentalist, she maintains an inner library of “spi/ritual” blueprints offered to her by an intergenerational constellation of collaborators, continuously anchoring her practice in pasts, presents and futures. She is a co-founder of the non-hierarchical We Have Voice Collective and contributed lyrics to Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding’s opera Iphigenia. Her collaborators include Shabaka, Floating Points, Carlos Niño, theater visionary Peter Sellars, legendary calligrapher Wang Dongling, acclaimed dancer/choreographer Michael Schumacher, and artist Carrie Mae Weems. Ganavya’s most recent album, was released via Shabaka’s Native Rebel Recordings imprint and was lauded as “deeply sentimental yet inventive” by The Quietus.