A very special announcement today, as next week you will have the rare opportunity to hear the beautiful sarangi (like an Indian violin with 60 strings) played by Sangeet Mishra from Mumbai, in combination with the magical bansuri (bamboo flute) of Taro Terahara from Japan. The tour starts on Thur 16th on Gold Coast and continues Fri 17th Ocean Shores, Sat 18th - Brisbane (Sai Baba Temple, Virginia), and your last chance to catch this magical combination will be 5pm Sun 19th in St Lucia. Unless, that is, you catch us further south in Victoria, Canberra or Sydney - visit the tour web page for details. All these concerts are by donation - we're hoping for $15-$20, but don't let finances be an excuse not to come, please pay as you like.
Indian Classical Sarangi, Bansuri & Tabla
A truly international performance bringing together the mystical sound of sarangi by Sangeet Mishra (Mumbai/Varanasi) with leading classical artists from Japan and Australia, Taro Terahara (bansuri) and Shen Flindell (tabla)
Australia Autumn 2009 Tour Schedule
Thu 16 April 7pm - Gold Coast
31 Cayman Drive, Clear Island Waters
Temple of Melodious Sound, 6 Goolara Court, Ocean Shores
Sat 18 April 7.30pm - Brisbane
Sai Baba Temple, 1614 Sandgate Rd, Virginia
17 Napier St, St Lucia
Further Tour Details (Wangaratta, Castlemaine, Melbourne, Shepparton, Canberra, Sydney) available at the tour webpage ethnosuperlounge.com/taro-in-oz/
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Both Sangeet and Taro have had successful Australian tours in recent years, but this will be a very special opportunity to hear these two master musicians perform together on these very special instruments, sarangi and bansuri.
Indian classical music is a diamond of global culture, a timeless spiritual vibration with unmatched opportunities for improvisation and expression, tranporting listeners into realms of sound. This tour brings together musicians from India, Japan and Australia to evoke the peaceful sounds of Planet Earth.
Sarangi is an Indian bowed instrument with about 50 strings. Its sound is considered to match the human voice most closely, and its name literally means "hundred colours", reflecting the wide range of tones and moods it can evoke. An extremely difficult instrument, the art of sarangi is slowly dying. The sound is that of ancient spiritual India. Sangeet Mishra comes from a long lineage of sarangi players from India's holiest city, Varanasi, and has performed with leading artists all around India and the world.
Check out Sangeet on Youtube here.
Bansuri is the Indian classical bamboo flute, bringing the sound of air, the mountains, the uplifting devotional mood of Krishna. Master bansuri player Taro Terahara is a leading musician in the thriving Indian classical music community of Japan, well-known from Woodford Folk Festival appearances including New Year's Dawn 2006 and New Year's Midnight 2006/07.
Check out Taro on Youtube here.
No Indian classical performance would be complete without the dynamic drums Tabla, played on this tour by leading Australian tabla player Shen Flindell. Having studied under Varanasi's old master Pt Ashutosh Bhattacharya, Shen comes from the old school of Indian classical music - devoted to the spirit of music and evoking moods of Shiva, Ganesh and Goddess Saraswati.
Check out Shen on Youtube here.
Artist bios and photos are on the Profiles page.
SHEN'S GIGS - COMING UP
- Thu 16 Apr Gold Coast: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- 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
- Sun 26 Apr Melbourne: Double Bansuri Special
- Wed 29 Apr Melbourne: Lecture/Demo
- Thu 30 Apr Shepparton (TBC): Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Fri 1 May Canberra: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Sat 2 May Sydney: Indian Classical Autumn 2009 Tour
- Sat 25 Apr Kin Kin: Valanga & Andy Khoza
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