Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sydney/Melbourne snaps

Practising with Sarangan Sriranganathan in his home in Sydney. Very enjoyable. :-) Sarangan is from Sri Lanka and can apparently play South Indian percussion, sing both Carnatic and Hindustani classical vocal, and as you can see play sitar! He's also a busy dentist.

Glen Kniebeiss and Sarita McHarg performing in a church in Melbourne

I've been having a luvverly time in Melbourne with my sister Jacki and her fiance Darren, and meeting various folks around town almost every day, notably tabla players Sam Evans and Glen Kniebeiss, sitar players Sarita McHarg and Dennis (sorry I've forgotten your surname!), a bunch of drummers at St Andrews Markets, bass player and former Brisbanite Jonathan Dimond (we have a show/lecture/interview at Box Hill TAFE on Wednesday), and most importantly of all my first tabla teacher, Debu Bhattacharya. A few more people to meet yet...

Coming up: Shen returns to Brisbane and settles down for a while from August 11...

2 comments:

James said...

HI, I'm looking for a tabla teacher in Sydney. Any idea where Ishould look?

Shen said...

James,
There are a number of tabla teachers in Sydney.
I recommend Pandit Ram Chandra Suman 97967401
He is quite old and I think he is a good teacher.
There area also some younger, busier tabla players - Bobby Singh (tablasingh@yahoo.com.au) and Maharishi Raval (maharshi_raval@yahoo.com).
Best of luck
Shen
Aum Mani Padme Hum