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Indian Drumming & Music Workshop

8-Jim-Santi_by--Mark--Engage your mind, hands, heart, & voice in learning the rhythms and melodies of the classical music traditions of India. These arts are taught through an oral tradition using vocal percussion syllables to teach drumming, dance & singing. Learn the poetic and mathematical patterns of Indian Percussion. Workshop is an engaging introduction to one of the world’s greatest classical arts traditions and will lay a strong foundation for future skills and concepts that increase focus & problem solving.
Mr. Owen is a percussionist, educator, producer & composer. Owen began training in the North Indian percussion instrument, tabla, studying at the Ali Akbar College of Music, at the CA Institute of the Arts, & in India. In 1995, Owen began studying South Indian percussion instruments. Owen holds a Master’s Degree in World Music from CA Institute of the Arts. In 1999, Owen received a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies, which enabled him to spend 2.5 years living in India conducting research on percussion ensembles in India.
For more information on Jim Santi Owen  visit: http://www.jimsantiowen.com/about/
* Instructor: Jim Santi Owen, Ali Akbar College of Music
*August 20th from 10:30am – 12:00pm
*Dougherty Station Community Center – 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon
*Workshop is open to children 7 and up as well as adults. Family participation is encouraged!
*Pre-registration is required (Activity #100354)
To register online pleaseclick here
For more information call 925-973-3200

Pandit JASRAJ Live In Concert on June 12 – Pleasanton

The Indian Classical vocal legend Pandit JASRAJ will be performing LIVE in Amador Theater, Pleasanton on June 12 , 2016 @2:45 PM. He will be accompanied on Tabla by none other than another living legend – Maestro Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. Listening to these two mastros will be a sheer treat for the soulful music lovers.
The event will also feature a segment -“Meet The Artist”, an exclusive on-stage interactive interview with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri focusing on his music and artistry. Meet The Artist is designed to go beyond the performance and delve into the creative minds of the artists that we hardly get to know.
This event is organized by Sanskriti(www.sanskriti.org), a Bay Area non-profit cultural organization as part of its Music Festival 2016.
Thank you,

Introduction to Indian Music, Drumming & Dance

Engage your mind, hands, heart, feet and voice in learning the rhythms and melodies of the classical music and dance traditions of India. These arts are taught through an oral tradition using vocal percussion syllables to teach drumming, dance and singing. Learn the poetic and mathematical patterns of Indian percussion. Sing the melodies of Indian Ragas. Embody an understanding of Indian rhythm cycles through the basic footwork of Kathak Dance. Discover beautiful sounds of traditional instruments like the sitar and sarode.
This class is an engaging, kid-friendly introduction to one of the world’s greatest classical arts traditions and will lay a strong foundation for future skills and concepts that increase focus, problem solving and more.
Class meets at Quail Run Elementary School in San Ramon for 4th and 5th graders. Students do not have to attend Quail Run Elementary School to register for this class.

Thursdays January 28th – March 3rd
2:40 PM – 3:40 PM – Quail Run Elementary School

Instructor: Jim Santi Owen from the Ali Akbar College of Music. For his full Biography please click here.
To register online through The City of San Ramon Parks & Community Services please Click Here.
For questions, please call the San Ramon Community Center at 925-830-5162

Proposing a Musical get together

Hi There, I live on Lee Thompson St. in Dublin having a big entertainment room in my home. I am not professional but enjoy musical get together like Instrument playing, Karaoke, Singing etc. so I am checking if some like-minded people want to join for occasional musical get together for fun. And if we get appropriate set of people we can think of launching a Desi Band. If interested please send email to imakka…@g…com with your brief introduction and what you can do in music? how you rate yourself beginner/medium/advanced? Thanks/Happy

Raat Chand aur Gulzar – A Musical Tribute to the life and Cinema of Gulzar

A Musical Tribute to the life and Cinema of Gulzar
A Musical Tribute to the life and Cinema of Gulzar

After successful shows like Yeh Hai Amitabh, Forever Pancham, Sajda, Surmai Shaam & Comedy Hungama; Audigy Systems Inc now presents Raat Chand aur Gulzar – A musical tribute to the life and cinema of Gulzar.
Come! Join us in reviving Gulzar’s truly golden melodies with live band of talented musicians & singers who will pay a tribute through his evergreen songs, anecdotes and more.

Online Ticketing Link
http://events.sulekha.com/raat-chand-gulzar-a-musical-tribute-to-the-life-and-cinema-of-gulzar_event-in_redwood-city-ca_292133

or http://tickets.shopdesibazaar.com/event/view/id/101

Musicians: Robin John, Sonu, Ashneel, Dhriti, Tamal Dey, Sanjay, Sunny
Vocals: Sudhir, Urmi, Anand, Nikita, Kavi
Sound: Vijay Singh

Media Partners: Radio Zindagi 1510 AM, Gaata Rahe Mera Dil
Supported by: Sangeet Dhwani
Proud Sponsors: Ravi Tax Services
Onsite catering available by Curry Pundits.

For more information, group discounts, tickets, and/or sponsorships Contact:
Sudhir (408)802-5128
Vijay (650)400-5156