Shen's News: I've finally caught up on blogging my last couple of gigs: Tibet2Timbuk2 CD Launch @ Brisbane Powerhouse (lovely photos of a lovely gig) and the BEMAC 21st Anniversary Gala Concert, where I played with my new jazz-world group Jaadu.
I've also been hard at work publicising Tibet2Timbuk2's new CD "Music is Life" recently. The award-winning "Crane Song" is on the latest C-Realm episode - good listen that - which has generated a few downloads in USA. And you can hear Tibet2Timbuk2 on Weekend Planet (ABC Radio National) this Saturday between 10pm-11pm. It's a great CD, so please check it out at the EthnoSuperLounge Shop. Proceeds go to support Tibetan Children's Village.
This is looking like my last email for the year, so I want to wish you all a very happy festive season, solstice, Christmas, New Year, and so on. I will be with my family in Perth from Dec 17 to Jan 3. No Woodford for me this year - if you're talking to influential people, please tell them they're crazy not to book Tibet2Timbuk2! In January I hope to be giving double lessons to all my students, before I head to India Jan 25 to March 24! :-) Very exciting!!! After that I'm hoping to bring bansuri player Taro Terahara over for the second half of April.
Happy New Year!!!
SHEN'S NEWS THIS WEEK
FRIENDS' NEWS - THIS WEEK
- Wed 10 Dec West End: African Dance course - Dance Roots
: West End: Beginners Drumming course - Talkin' the Drum
- Thu 11 Dec West End: Intro Drumming course - Talkin' the Drum
: West End: Middle Eastern & Balkan music tunes session
: West End: Inter/Advanced Drumming course - Talkin' the Drum
- Sat 13 Dec Sunnybank: Naada Sudha 2008 Carnatic Classical Music Concerts - Smt. Shantha Balasubramanian (Mumbai)
: Uki: OKA
- Sun 14 Dec West End: Drumming classes with Lansana Camara
- Sat 20 Dec Sunnybank: Naada Sudha 2008 Carnatic Classical Music Concerts - Smt. Rajyashree Josyer Shrikanth (Brisbane)
- Sat 3 Jan 2009 Currumbin: DjanDjan - Mamadou Diabate, Bobby Singh, Jeff Lang
- Sun 4 Jan 2009 Mullum: DjanDjan - Mamadou Diabate, Bobby Singh, Jeff Lang
- Every Thurs West End: Middle Eastern & Balkan music tunes session
- Every Sun West End: Drumming classes with Lansana Camara
SHEN'S RECENT BLOGS
- Tibet2Timbuk2 on Weekend Planet (ABC Radio National) this Saturday
- BEMAC 21st Anniversary Gala Concert
- Tibet2Timbuk2 CD Launch @ Brisbane Powerhouse
- "Crane Song" on latest C-Realm episode
- New CD by Tibet2Timbuk2 "Music is Life" ONLINE NOW!!!
- Japan Tour 2008: Acknowledgements
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
- Nassim Haramein - MUST WATCH!!! (theory of everything)
- Only in Japan!
- ASHES and SNOW (Beautiful video)
- The 30 Greatest Conspiracy Theories
- Why the universe may be teeming with aliens
Bhavatu Sabbe Mangalam - May All Beings Be Happy