Shen's News: I've been super-busy with the blogging in the last few days, and have finally caught up on all the stories from my packed final month in Japan. I've written about my Greenhouse sojourn including the Lakshmi Party, Tokyo concerts with Taro Terahara and Atsuko Maeda (Kathak dance), a concert in Niigata with Taro Terahara, 10 days touring Kyushu with Hide Iwai (sitar), an mbira session in Sasayama, and an unexpected concert on my last night in Osaka with Gina Sala (healing vocals). I've written all the thank yous to many many people in Japan Tour 2008: Acknowledgements.
And I've announced the fact that the new CD by Tibet2Timbuk2 "Music is Life" is available online now. It's a great CD, please check it out at the EthnoSuperLounge Shop. Proceeds go to support Tibetan Children's Village.
I don't have any concerts organised for the next while, but I especially want to announce Tuesday's concert in West End by Shubhendra Rao (sitar) & Ty Burhoe (tabla). I have seen Shubhendra Rao performing in Varanasi and I highly recommend listening to his sitar. His accompanist and regular visitor to Australia Ty Burhoe is also an excellent tabla player. Both are disciples of top Indian classical artists Pt. Ravi Shankar (sitar) and U. Zakir Hussain (tabla). They are also performing in Bangalow on Thursday.
FRIENDS' NEWS - THIS WEEK
- Sun 23 Nov Ocean Shores: Chanting the Eternal - satsang with Jarek Czechowicz
- Tue 25 Nov West End: Shubhendra Rao (sitar) & Ty Burhoe (tabla)
- Thu 27 Nov Bangalow: Subhendra Rao (sitar) & Ty Burhoe (tabla)
- Every Thursday West End: Middle Eastern & Balkan music tunes session
- Every Sunday West End: Drumming classes with Lansana Camara
- Sat 13 Dec Sunnybank: Naada Sudha 2008 Carnatic Classical Music Concerts - Smt. Shantha Balasubramanian (Mumbai)
- Sat 20 Dec Sunnybank: Naada Sudha 2008 Carnatic Classical Music Concerts - Smt. Rajyashree Josyer Shrikanth (Brisbane)
SHEN'S RECENT BLOGS
- New CD by Tibet2Timbuk2 "Music is Life" ONLINE NOW!!!
- Japan Tour 2008: Acknowledgements
- Gina Sala healing singing concert in Osaka
- Mbira session in Sasayama
- Kyushu with Hide Iwai (sitar)
- Niigata with Taro Terahara
- Tokyo concerts with Taro Terahara and Atsuko Maeda
- Greenhouse sojourn including Lakshmi Party
- Tibet2Timbuk2's new song on C-Realm podcast
SHEN'S BEST OF THE WEB
- Petition against internet censorship in Australia
- Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship
- Musician jokes
- Miles from India
- New Debapriya-Samanwaya CD
- The 30 Greatest Conspiracy Theories
- Why the universe may be teeming with aliens
- Exoplanets: spotted!
- Electronica Veneer and Cool Indian Lounge
- Orangutan hunting fish with spear
Bhavatu Sabbe Mangalam - May All Beings Be Happy