Shen's News: We got some great photos of Tibet2Timbuk2 from our concert in City Hall last month. I'll post some photos of our Zoo shows plus the last Forest Wednesday session by next week.
I am participating in two Indian community events this weekend; firstly, a charity concert/dinner in Bardon on Friday evening at which I'll be accompanying sitar player Shrabani Choudhury. Then on Saturday evening 3 of my young tabla students will be performing at Tamil Talents 2008, along with students from 9 other Indian cultural schools. (Look out for my first full student concert at the Inaugural Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School Concert next month.)
I'd also like to give a shout out to Fabio, a fantastic Zimbabwean mbira player on tour from Tasmania, who is performing at the West End Club on Friday night.
SHEN'S GIGS THIS WEEK
- Fri 18 Jul Bardon: One World Charity Concert - Shrabani (sitar) + Shen, many more
- Sat 19 Jul Indooroopilly: Tamil Talents 2008 - feat. Shen's tabla students
- Fri 18 Jul Uki: ‘Glo’ Dance night - Spankinhide, DJ Pulse
: West End: African Safari - Fabio & friends (mbira)
- Sat 19 Jul West End: Middle Eastern & Balkan music tunes session most saturdays
: Ipswich: Dance of Colours - Dancing Tiger Belly Dance and many more
- Sun 3 Aug Dutton Park Folk and Cultural Festival - Tibet2Timbuk2 and many more
- Sat 9 Aug Sunnybank: Inaugural Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School Concert
- Tue 12 Aug Brisbane: QSong Music Awards
- Wed 23 Jul Brisbane: The Kamkars (Kurdish)
- Fri 25 Jul West End: African Safari - Wala (Ghana)
- Most Saturdays West End: Middle Eastern & Balkan music tunes session
- Sat 26 Jul Mt Gravatt: Hindustani Classical Vocal Recital by Smt. Madhuri Risbude
- Fri 8 Aug West End: Pulse - Spankinhide with Sana, Georgia Potter, Zormiwasa
- Sun 10 Aug Cooroy: The Big Marimba gig
SHEN'S RECENT BLOGS
- Great photos of Tibet2Timbuk2 in City Hall
- Brief note on a busy week
- Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in Sandgate
- A wonderful Rosey Party
- SaReGaMa student concert
- Players for an Egyptian/Arabic Orchestra
- Anyone on the Sunshine Coast?
- Tabla player on Gold Coast
- Looking for mbira lovers
SHEN'S BEST OF THE WEB
- CD: Baaba Maal - On the Road (acoustic)
- Tibet2Timbuk2 are Q Song finalists!
- Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music
- CD: Rough Guide to the Music of Japan
- CD: Mali Rough Guide
- Visual jazz.
- Jah Wobble's Chinese Dub Comes to Town
- China's plan to tame Tibet
- Ryhiner maps collection
- 20 Great Mark Twain Quotes
Bhavatu Sabbe Mangalam - May All Beings Be Happy