Tuesday, September 03, 2013

6th Annual Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School Concert

The full moon in July is celebrated in Hinduism as "Guru Purnima" (Guru's full moon), and each year my students and I put on a concert presenting our Benares Gharana tabla tradition for the students' families and other friends. Our tabla school has been growing year by year and after 5 years of concerts in small community halls this year we had enough participants to warrant hiring the much more professional auditorium at Queensland Multicultural Centre. Many thanks to BEMAC for helping out with this excellent facility, event sponsor Brisbane Indian Times, all the families and friends for their support, our regular lehra accompanist Joseph Nand and volunteer sound tech assistant Marcello Milani.

(Links for previous concerts: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.)

Opening bhajan by Susmitha Ravi accompanied by Rhea Ravi (tabla) and Joseph Nand (harmonium)

Beginner students performance: Siva Rathinam, Siva Bhanvadiya, Rushi Kakkad, Khushi Prasad, Ashwin Premraj, Shainthra Birabaharan, Mann Bhatt, Shiva Prasad

Private students: Rhea Ravi, Sivamsan Senthilvasan

Northside students: Tahsin Hussain, Ishaaq Jamil, Siddharth Nagpurkar

Joseph Nand (harmonium accompaniment)

Gold Coast students: Nitin Niranjan, Thejan Elankayer

Senior students: Bhavik Barot, Jesinthan Ketheeswaran

Shen Flindell

Umesh Chandra of event sponsors Brisbane Indian Times

Presentation of certificates

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