Shen's News: I had a big week after getting back from India - first up a wonderful concert with Jai Uttal in Byron, and then I ended up playing 3 times at the Melting Pot Festival on Saturday and once more on Sunday! Tibet2Timbuk2 will be at Melting Pot Festival again next month.
I will be accompanying accomplished vocalist Saniya Patankar twice this weekend - on Friday evening at the Brisbane Hindu Temple and then on Saturday morning at a private function. Please contact me if you'd like to attend the morning sitting.
I'll also give special mention to Mysore Brothers, a famous violin duo performing at Judith Wright Centre tomorrow night. And watch out for brilliant North Indian violinist Kala Ramnath and tabla master Yogesh Samsi on March 14 - you can book tickets at the EthnoSuperLounge Shop at absolute bargain prices.
Tibet2Timbuk2 news: We are targeting 1000 fans on our Facebook page, and as such are giving away a download of our album "Music is Life" to every 100th fan. While you're there, click on the Boxes tab and vote for some of our songs or share them with your friends. In fact there are at least 20 easy ways to help Tibet2Timbuk2.
SHEN'S GIGS - THIS WEEK
- Fri 26 Feb Brisbane: Saniya Patankar with Shen
- Sat 27 Feb Bris: "Morning Ragas" - Saniya Patankar-Kulkarni (vocal) with Shen (tabla), Joseph Nand (harmonium)
- Wed 24 Feb Mysore Brothers (Indian Classical, Carnatic)
- Sat 27 Feb Banyo: Samaychakra - Saniya Patankar (Pune)
FRIENDS' NEWS - COMING UP
- Sun 7 Mar Pomona: Dva morning recital
- Sat 13 Mar Pomona: Transbalkan Express
- Sun 14 Mar Indooroopilly: Indian Music Jamboree - Kala Ramnath (violin), Yogesh Samsi (tabla), Sandeep Mishra (sarangi), Iynkaran Kantharajah (tabla)
- Tue 16 Mar West End: Dave Stringer (kirtan)
- Wed 17 Mar Ipswich: Dave Stringer (kirtan)
- Thu 18 Mar Byron: Dave Stringer (kirtan)
- Melting Pot Festival - Tibet2Timbuk2 and more
- Jai Uttal concert in Byron
- Delhi concert with Taro Terahara
- More concerts in Varanasi
- Anwar Tabla Maker
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