Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sitar and Bhajans

Last night's Global Soul Music Vol 2 was a big success! Thanks to all who came. First set was Saikat Bhattacharya on sitar performing Raga Desh: Alap, Jor, Jhala, Gats in Vilambit and Drut Teentaal. Second set was Bhakti featuring Yani, with some beautiful bhajans and vocal improvisations. Thanks also to the Bhaktas (Alicia, Steff and Pete), Menaka and Ravi for joining in the jam, and as always Alicia on the door, Sheri on sound and Core Yoga for the space.

Sheri of also has some photos of Global Soul Music Vol 1, as well as last night's Vol 2 including this one of Saikat:

Saikat Bhattacharya performing Raga Desh

Shen, Yani and Alicia

Yani and her Bhaktas - Alicia, Steff and Pete

Bhakti invited guest singer Menaka Visvanathan to join the chorus
Menaka will perform at next month's Global Soul Music with Tibet2Timbuk2


Anonymous said...


Love the music! Hopefully I'll catch you guys at the forest one Wednesday....I am very keen to learn the sitar. I stumbled across your blog in search of finding how to get lessons. Do you know where I can get lessons?



Shen said...

Hi Beck,

Well, you could contact Saikat, and there are also 2 other good sitar players in Brisbane: Shrabani Chaudhuri and Huib Schippers. Depending on your location and preference, any of them could be the right one for you.

Please contact me directly to get contact details.

aum mani padme hum