Monday, December 10, 2012

Kashish 2012

Thank you guys! The best performing experience ever! Honored to be part of the team!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Up-coming event, Kashish 2012

You are invited to, Kashish 2012, on Dec. 8th 2012, at Eastshore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, at 6 pm

Details :

Kashish 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Diwali Concert 2012

Thank you Asha and Pratidhwani for organinzing Diwali Concert!! It was an honor to preform in honor of our Guru, Dr. Sharad Gadre.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Up-coming concert....

Asha Diwali Morning Concert at Eastside Bahai Center on Saturday, November 10th at 10 am.
The concert is hosted by 'Asha for Education, Seattle'. All the proceeds go to the charity.
You are invited!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gurukul Lecture-Demonstration

I will be giving a lecture-demonstration for Gurukul, Seatttle, on Sunday, October 7th at 11 am.

Students accompanying me for demonstrations will be Nikhil Srhidhar and Sahil Shridhar.

Chinmay Upadhye will be on tabla.

Junior Power 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Arts of India Festival, Des Moines, WA

I will be playing sitar for Arts of India Festival at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines, WA on Sat. Sept. 8th at 4 pm. Stop by if you are in the area!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Congratulations, Akshay!!!

Congratulations, Akshay! I am so proud of you!

Here is a short clipping from Akshay's graduation recital at Kirkland Performing Arts Center on Aug. 4th, 2012. All the best and keep it up!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Akshay Belur's sitar recital

My first sitar student, Akshay Belur, will be giving a one hour solo sitar recital on Saturday, August 4th at the Kirkland Performance Center. Being able to give sitar recital for one hour is such a monumental achievement. I am very proud of Akshay! Congratulations and keep it up!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Folklife Festival 2012 video recording

Here is a short clipping from Folklife 2012 video recording :
Accompanying me on tabla is Chaz astings. Many thanks to Folklife Festival for offering such a wonderful opportunity and thanks to KUOW for sponsoring the venue.
Raga Kedar with vilumbit teentaal and drut ektaal songs :

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Northwest Folklife Music Festival 2012

Back by popular demand again this year! I will be giving a Sitar solo recital at the Northwest Folklife Music Festival on Monday, May 28th, at 7:20 pm, at the Center House Theater. I will be performing a traditional North Indian Raga followed by a Dhun on Sitar. Accompanying me on tabla will be Chaz Hastings. This venue is sponsored by KUOW.

Here is the link to the festival schedule.

You are invited!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

IAWW India Republic Day Celebration, January, 2012

Akshay, Nikhil, and Sahil performing Raga Adana for India Republic Day Celebration, Jan. 2012
Accompanying them on tabla is Sumi Sall. Well done boys! Thanks, Sumi, you were awesome!

As you can probably tell from the video, Nikhil and Sahil are twins, and Akshay is their cousin. Music runs in the family!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Raga Kedar

Ascend : S m-G-P, M P D N S'
Descend : S D P M P D P m, S R S

Here are some samples of Raga Kedar from YouTube recordings:

Ustad Rashid Khan

Smt. Girija Devi

Pandit Budhaditya Mukherji (Sitar)

Aap Uhi Agar Hamase Milate Rahe (Ek Musafir Ek Haseena)

Bekas Pe Karam Kijie (Mughal-E-Azam)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Rashmi Shende Presenting Raga Des on Sitar, Dec. 2011

Proud of my students!! Rashmi presenting raga Des on sitar for annual recital, Dec. 2011.

Rashmi is a busy mom running after a toddler!! She moved to Virginia last year and continued her lessons on-line.I am amazed to see her sincere efforts work despite our long-distance student-teacher relationship!! Well done Rashmi!