Sunday, May 24, 2020

A. R. Rahman's 'Arziya' on Sitar with a Ragamala in Kalyan Thaat Ragas

A. R. Rahman's 'Arziya' on Sitar with a Ragamala in Kalyan Thaat Ragas in the end.

Ragas included: Kedar, Bihag, Shyam Kalyan, Hameer, Bhoopali, Yaman, Kalyan

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Raga Mishra Maand on Sitar

Raga Mishra Maand with a folk tune 'Kesariya Balama' on Sitar. The photos in the video are from Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India, taken in February 2020.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Raga Puriya Kalyan on Sitar

Raga Puriya Kalyan on Sitar performed at Gopal Gayan Samaj, Pune, Jan 2020.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Thumak Chalat Ramachandra Bhajan on Sitar

Thumak Chalat Ramchandra, a bhajan by poet Tulasidas originally sung by D. V. Paluskar, played on sitar by me :

India Trip January 2020

With Guru Dr. Vikas Kashalkar at the prestigious venue, Gopal Gayan Samaj, Pune

Guru Pt. Hemant Pendse at Sur Sarita 2020, Pune

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Museum of History And Industry, November 2, 2019

MOHAI Seattle, November 2, 2019
"Beyond Bollywood : Indian Americans Shape The Nation"

What a great opportunity to play Sitar at the Museum of History and Industry (#MOHAI) in Seattle today! This was a part of the #BeyondBollywood exhibit that showcases the history and contributions of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent. It’s a wonderful and thoughtful exhibit! Highly recommended.
Another great opportunity today was meeting Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal from Seattle in person! She is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the US House of Representatives. Her speech was so inspiring! And we could really relate to some of her experiences as an immigrant. Really quite an honor to meet such an accomplished personality.
I really want to thank Leonard Garfield, the director of MOHAI, for giving me this opportunity.

With Washington State Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Tuesday, October 22, 2019