Laraaji & DJ Kyle Long at IMA – Saturday May 3rd

Laraaji_posterIndianapolis Museum of Art’s Last Call is a FREE and all-ages after-hours program taking place on the last Saturday of featured exhibitions, inviting visitors to celebrate until midnight with special events and music curated by Kyle Long of Cultural Cannibals.

Multi-instrumentalist LARAAJI creates shimmering, musical tapestries using electronically enhanced zither and autoharp. LARAAJI was first brought to international audiences through his collaborations with Brian Eno. LARAAJI bean his career working as a stand-up comedian and actor – appearing in Robert Downey Sr.’s 1969 cult classic “Putney Swope.”

In the early seventies LARAAJI began to study Eastern mysticism and believed he’d found a new path for his life through music. He bought his first zither from a local pawn shop, converted it to an electronic instrument, and began playing music on the streets of New York City in the 1970s.

In 1979 LARAAJI was “discovered” by Brian Eno while playing in Washington Square Park. The result was his most widely-recognized release, “Ambient 3: Day of Radiance,” the third installment of Brian Eno’s Ambient series.

“Last Call: Robert Indiana” will be LARAAJI’s last U.S. performance before departing on a European tour with acclaimed psychedelic rock band Sun Araw.

Take advantage of your final opportunity to see The Essential Robert Indiana at Last Call on May 3rd. Visitors can explore the exhibition while listening to the beats of DJ Kyle Long, and raise a toast to the closing with a specialty cocktail. Additional activities will include expert-led tours, art-making stations and demonstrations by local artists. A cash bar and concessions will be available. *FREE* & *ALL-AGES*

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