Thursday, October 29, 2009


For the last week I've had the pleasure of accompanying outstanding Indian classical vocal/sitar duo Debapriya-Samanwaya for a few concerts around Brisbane. Their performances open with a Dhrupad-style full-length alap-jor, followed by one or two khayal bandishes. Then in the second set some shorter pieces in varied styles such as bandish ki thumri, chaiti, tappa, bhajan, etc. It's always an excellent learning experience for me to accompany touring artists. Deba-Saman are very pure classical artists, inspirational to work with. Thanks guys!

Debapriya Adhikary and Samanwaya Sarkar at Byron Headland

We saw a mother whale and calf swimming in Byron Bay

On Saturday afternoon we gave an Indian classical music workshop at our friend Paul's house, aka Temple of Melodious Sound

Home concert in St Lucia
Thanks to Rubina and Mervyn for having us!

Concert in Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast
This event was also a fundraiser for FFL Vrindavan schools for poor children in U.P., India.
Many thanks to Craig McInnes for organising this concert at short notice!

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