This is a last minute announcement that Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Shashank are performing at Judith Wright Centre on Saturday 21st Feb. If I was in town I'd definitely be there. I've also been informed that Shashank is available for bansuri (flute) lessons while in town this week - click on the link above for details.
Shen's News: I'm having a splendid time here by the banks of the Ganga in Nagwa, south Varanasi. I've had a couple of concerts - one on Munna House with Japanese sitar player Yohei, one yesterday in a school with Kathak dancer Kazumi Nishikawa. I'll be blogging those stories some time soon.... In the meantime, I have posted photos and stories of Tibet2Timbuk2 and friends at Cafe Checocho and my amazing experience on Saraswati Puja at Guru-ji's. This weekend is a big one in Varanasi. Monday is Mahashivaratri (Shiva's Night) so all weekend there are two big music festivals including the Dhrupad Mela. Santoor player Jimi Miyashita is coming to town on Monday and we will play together in a concert next Friday.
Once again I have Tibet2Timbuk2 news - Lucky Oceans will feature Tibet2Timbuk2's "Music is Life" CD on the Daily Planet, Radio National, this Monday Feb 23 (which also happens to be Mahashivaratri - Shiva's Night). The show is on at 220pm and 1120pm. Please tell your friends.
Have you got your copy of Tibet2Timbuk2's new CD "Music is Life" yet? It's a great CD, so please check it out at the EthnoSuperLounge Shop. Proceeds go to support Tibetan Children's Village. If you've heard it and like it, please check out 20 easy ways to help Tibet2Timbuk2.
FRIENDS' NEWS - THIS WEEK
- Sat 21 Feb Kin Kin: A Night of Wild Gypsy Music with DOCH
: Fortitude Valley: Guitar and Flute in a Melting Pot - Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Shashank
- Sun 22 Feb West End: Drumming classes with Lansana Camara
- Fri 13 - Sun 15 Mar African drum and dance camp
- Tue 17 Mar Byron: Dave Stringer (kirtans)
- Wed 18 Mar West End: Dave Stringer (kirtan)
SHEN'S RECENT BLOGS
- Tibet2Timbuk2 on Radio National Mon 23 Feb
- Saraswati Puja at Guru-ji's
- Tibet2Timbuk2 and friends at Cafe Checocho
- Off to India
- 20 easy ways to help Tibet2Timbuk2 achieve world domination
- How to import podcasts into iTunes
- Muslimgauze on Metafilter
- CD: Youssoupha Sidibe (kora)
- Old footage of Tibetan lamas and yogis
- Petition against internet censorship in Australia
- Photoshop Tutorials
- The Venerable Old Commodore 64
- Mythical Journey
- Contemporary Kora Master from Gabu
- 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
Bhavatu Sabbe Mangalam - May All Beings Be Happy