Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Aug 2019: Josh Feinberg (USA), Tibet2Timbuk2 (Tibet), Kenshin Okada (Japan)

Continuing my review of past concerts... In August 2019 I was lucky to host brilliant US sitarist Josh Feinberg for a few concerts in and around Brisbane, before he headed off to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. It really was a pleasure to accompany Josh and to have some fun chats and games in the evenings too. Unfortunately I was a bit lax with getting photos of the concerts...

Tour flyer

Driving to Byron soon after Josh's arrival...

Fri 9 Aug Ocean Shores: Soul Sangeet Intimate & Unplugged SITAR Maestro - a home concert at the Temple of Melodious Sound, with local guest artist Shivam Rath (slide guitar).
Sat 10 Aug West End: Sitar Maestro Josh Feinberg (USA) - held at Haiku and very well attended!
Sun 11 Aug Tarragindi: Alaap Meditation #1 - Sitar Maestro Josh Feinberg (USA) - held at our home event space, "Space Saraswati", we launched the concept of an alaap-only morning concert for meditation, and it was very popular!

Sun 11 Aug Sunshine Coast: Sitar Maestro Josh Feinberg (USA) - held at the home of Dr Pankaj Jha and again very well attended!

The following week, Tibet2Timbuk2 had a little tour down to central NSW to promote our new CD, Apo Gaga. Thanks to Wauchope Arts Council and Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival for hosting us.
Sat 17 Aug Wauchope: Tibet2Timbuk2
Sun 18 Aug Dorrigo: Tibet2Timbuk2
Tibet2Timbuk2 @ Dorrigo

Then the following week we hosted a small event at Space Saraswati again, featuring several Indian music artists either from Japan or connected to and active in Japan, the second in our series of concerts entitled "Japan Gharana". ("Japan Gharana #1" was held in January 2018.) This edition featured sarangi player Kenshin Okada, Chhau dance by Yogeshwari Giri, mantra by Mico Sundari, slide guitar by Shivam Rath, and tabla by myself.

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