Encounters: India Festival, featuring Prof Ritwik Sanyal (Dhrupad vocal)

Hi folks,

Exciting times for Indian Classical Music in Brisbane - next week the QLD Conservatorium are hosting "Encounters: India" Festival including some fabulous artists direct from India including khayal singer Shubha Mudgal, her husband, tabla master Aneesh Pradhan (aka Bobby Singh's tabla guru), and Dhrupad master vocalist Prof Ritwik Sanyal (aka 
Yuki's vocal guru).  Although the programme hasn't been updated, Prof Sanyal-ji will be opening the Thursday "Ensemble" concert, with accompaniment on tabla by yours truly. 

We will also be doing a few more concerts in and around Brisbane dedicated to Prof Sanyal's Dhrupad solo: in Maleny on Friday 17th, a morning workshop and concert in Oxley on Sunday 19th, and a sunset concert in a beautiful home near Mullumbimby also on Sunday 19th. The tour flier is attached below.

Dhrupad is the oldest form of North Indian Classical Music, and is very meditative and serene compared to modern Indian Classical Music. According to Prof Sanyal-ji,  "Dhrupad is not a specific genre with its peculiarities but an universal representation of sound a beautiful and endless journey to eternity. In the process we enjoy the sound of life and grow every moment both existentially and spiritually. It is a prayer for the universe for the well-being of mankind…. Let us all get absorbed and take part in this never ending journey into the realm of sound…."
We hope to see you at one of these very special events. Please email me at shen@ethnosuperlounge.com for bookings.

If the links above don't work please go direct to the EthnoSuperLounge Events page: http://ethnosuperlounge.com/news/events.htm, and also my personal blogs http://shenflindell.blogspot.com/ and http://shenweb.blogspot.com/


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