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United States - Washington DC

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Sriram Gopal

Sriram is a proud son of Maryland and has called Washington, D.C. home for the past decade. He has performed throughout the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. metro area since the mid-1990s, with shows at major arts festivals in Baltimore and D.C., the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, the Mansion at Strathmore, Blues Alley, Twins Jazz, Bohemian Caverns, and the Bossa Bistro & Lounge. In 2005, he performed on and co-produced the recording and release of One and One Makes One an album by The Duology Band.

Since 2008, Sriram has been performing using the name, The Fourth Stream, which is a loose collective of musicians with a few regular collaborators. While their is no set lineup of players, the aesthetic has always been consistent. The goal is to play music that incorporates any and all influences while retaining a strong commitment to melody, improvisation, and accessibility. Friends often spice up Fourth Stream performances, and past guests have ranged from D.C.’s finest hip-hop artists and jazzers, to poets, to Indian classical musicians.

Sriram has been active in D.C.'s arts community in other areas as well. He taught drum set as a volunteer instructor at the Sitar Arts Center in 2008 and 2009. Since 2007, he has been on staff at DCist.com, initially as jazz writer and now as a music editor. He was also an organizer for Subcontinental Drift--a District-based, South Asian community arts organization--from 2007 to 2014.

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