Wyetta Bontempo on Sarod for Portland’s Winter Light Festival – Friday Feb 9, 2024 9:15 PM PT

World Trade Center
121 SW Salmon St, Portland, Oregon, 97204 USA

Cost: FREE

The sarod is a 25 stringed instrument, used in the Hindustani “raga” music of Northern India. It is among the most popular and prominent instruments in India. The sarod is known for a deep, rich, introspective sound, with sympathetic strings that give it a resonant, reverberant quality, in contrast to the sweet, overtone-rich texture of the sitar.

This performance lands on new moon, a time when the light of the moon is absent. Wyetta will invite the light of the moon to return by playing some of the more popular evening ragas which have a relationship with this celestial body and light itself.

Portland Winter Light Festival