Shen's News: Well, well, here I am back in Brisneyland after 2 very pleasant months by the Ganga in Varanasi. Since my last email newsletter I've blogged a whole bunch of stuff from this trip: Yoga Mandir (my guest house), Concert at Munna House, Kathak dance Raj English School, Jimi-san in Varanasi, Alice Boner's art at Bharat Kala Bhavan, 5th Annual Ashu Babu Memorial Concert, Various concerts I saw in Varanasi, Ghat cricket, Kuchipudi and Odissi at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi, and finally my tabla lessons at Kathak Kendra. It was a great trip - if you want to flick through all the photos the best way would be to go straight to my main blog page.
The big thing I have coming up is my first ever Australian tour, with Indian classical musicians Sangeet Mishra (sarangi) and Taro Terahara (bansuri). We'll be playing in Ocean Shores Fri April 17, then two concerts in Brisbane in the Sai Baba Temple in Virginia on Sat 18th and then a home concert in St Lucia on Sun 19th. There's full info at our tour web page, where you can also download the tour poster or eflier - go on, help us out and spread the word, whether by printing out some posters or sending some emails. It's going to be a rare magical series of concerts.
Oh, and while I was away, Tibet2Timbuk2's "Little Things" was played on C-Realm Podcast 145. 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
SHEN'S GIGS - COMING UP
- Fri 17 Apr Ocean Shores: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Sat 18 Apr Virginia: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Sun 19 Apr St Lucia: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Thu 23 Apr Wangaratta: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Fri 24 Apr Castlemaine: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Sat 25 Apr Melbourne: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour with Glen Kniebeiss (tabla)
- Sun 26 Apr Melbourne: Double Bansuri Special - Vinod Prasanna (bansuri), Taro Terahara (bansuri), Shen Flindell (tabla), Glen Kniebeiss (tabla)
- Wed 29 Apr Melbourne: Lecture/Demo - Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Sat 25 Apr Kin Kin: Valanga & Andy Khoza
SHEN'S RECENT BLOGS
- Tabla lessons at Kathak Kendra
- Kuchipudi and Odissi at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi
- Ghat cricket
- Various concerts I saw in Varanasi
- 5th Annual Ashu Babu Memorial Concert
- T2T2's "Little Things" on C-Realm 145
- Alice Boner's art at Bharat Kala Bhavan
- Jimi-san in Varanasi
- Kathak dance Raj English School
- Concert at Munna House
- Yoga Mandir
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