Shen's News: I've had a great time in the last 2 weeks, starting with a little show at Ayuttaya Cafe with Nobi (sitar) and another at the World Flutes Festival (Kobe) with Taro Terahara (bansuri). But the absolute highlight was definitely the Gifu Sangeet Mela 2008 - the best ever!!! It's such a great event, bringing together musicians, dancers and Indian music lovers from all around the country. I really hope some day we can have a similar event in Australia. As well as a report and lots of photos, I've uploaded Gifu Sangeet Mela videos to Youtube (15 minutes). Highly recommended!
I also highly recommend Purbayan Chatterjee's Shastriya Syndicate (Light) at Judith Wright Centre on Thursday.
I really need some help adding events to the ESL events calendar!
I've had no response to this since my last email which I take to mean that this work is not valued. No problem, I'm thinking of scaling these emails back anyway. But if you'd like to give some energy to open source community publicity of world music in our region, please get in touch.
THIS WEEK'S NEWS
- Thu 25 Sep West End: Middle Eastern & Balkan music tunes session
: New Farm: Purbayan Chatterjee's Shastriya Syndicate (Light)
- Sun 28 Sep Mt Gravatt: Grand Veena Recital - Veena Vidushi Smt. M. K. Saraswathi (Mysore)
: West End: Drumming classes with Lansana Camara
- Most Thursdays West End: Middle Eastern & Balkan music tunes session
- Every Sunday West End: Drumming classes with Lansana Camara
- Fri 10 - Mon 13 Oct 'Bahar Bayram' Balkan and Middle Eastern Music and Dance camp
- Sun 12 Oct Brisbane: 2008 Queensland Multicultural Festival
- Fri 17 Oct South Bank: One for All Concert
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SHEN'S RECENT BLOGS
- Gifu Sangeet Mela videos and after-party
- Gifu Sangeet Mela 2008 - the best ever!!!
- World Flutes Festival (Kobe) with Taro Terahara
- Ayuttaya Cafe with Nobi
- Pangea Cafe with Nobi
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