Sunday, February 09, 2014

Indian community events Oct-Dec 2013

Writing to you from Varanasi, India where a bit of spare time allows me to catch up on blogging about concerts from 4 months ago!  I'm going to summarise my activities during October to December 2013 in a few posts, starting with Indian community events in Brisbane during that period.

Navaratri at South Maclean Vinayakar Temple

On October 8th, the Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School was invited to put on a night of performances at the Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil in South Maclean, south of Brisbane towards Beaudesert. Yuki and I also participated in the performance by Sri Krishna Music Academy under Smt Vijaya Visvanathan the previous evening.

 Junior students Shainthra, Rushi and Ashwin
 Anju Kethweeswaran (sitar) accompanied by Jesinthan Kethweeswaran and Sanjey Sivaananthan
 Sulagna Basu (vocal) accompanied by Tito Basu

Yuki Taniguchi Flindell (Dhrupad, Bhajan) accompanied by Shen Flindell

Finale by Saraswati Flindell, discovering microphone for the first time.

And four more events

Ashu Babu Memorial Tabla School performing at Diwali Festival, Fortitude Valley, 26th Oct 2013
Sivamsan, Shen, Bipro, Joseph Nand (harmonium)

Swara Mohini concert with Pt Rajan Kulkarni (sarod - Pune), Sunnybank, 10th Nov 2013

 Swara Mohini concert with Pt Rajan Kulkarni (sarod - Pune), Sunnybank, 10th Nov 2013

 Yuki and Shen at Cultural Festival of India, Mt Gravatt, 23rd Nov 2013
Thanks to Susmitha for taking care of Saraswati while Mama sang. This concert ended a bit early when she'd had enough.

Swara Mohini "End of Year Concert 2013" with Saikat Bhattacharya (sitar)

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