Vijay Gupta and Reena Esmail

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Our first Masterclass features composer Reena Esmail and violinist Vijay Gupta, two artists doing truly transformative work in the intersecting worlds of music and social justice.

Through conversation and performance, hosted by composer and National Sawdust Co-Founder and Artistic Director Paola Prestini and vocalist and performer Helga Davis, they illuminate a way forward in this interactive digital event.  

Experience the Masterclass live on Friday, May 1st at 3pm Eastern. 

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