The Music Circle is very pleased to report that our Help Nepal Rebuild concert series raised $1400 that has been sent directly to Nepal via The Nepal Foundation (501c3) and the Society of Nepalese in Hawaii (501c3).
Many thanks to all of you who made cash donations large and small.
And to those of you who made the concerts possible with your in-kind donations:
Parashuram Bhandari - sarangi
Daniel Paul - tabla
Fred Statile - Kauai organizer
Jackie Seaquist - Performing Arts Learning Center, Hilo High School
Kalani Retreat Center
Temple of Peace, Maui
Roberto San Luis, San Luis Design
Radha and Gopal, Bhakti Yoga Shack, Kauai
Fred Spanjaard, Global Media Productions
Tracey Schavone, KKCR Kauai Community Radio
Laurie Kallis - sarangi & veena guitar at Hilo HS
Richard and Ruth Weiner
Volunteers at Hilo HS:
Matias Lopez Vega
RAGA DISCUSSION GROUP - Ongoing
Learn More About Raga
With our guruji Parashuram Bhandari
Saturday evenings each month 6:30 - 9pm
Call or email for dates
Naada Brahma Music Academy
Discussion, Music, Potluck
An Indian Classical Music Circle of Hawaii monthly event
6:30 - 6:45
Parashuram-ji asks that the live raga music be played during the first 10-15 minutes.
If you want to play/sing, please contact Parashuram and/or bring your instrument.
6:45 - 8:15
Youtubes and Discussion
Please email your raga youtube selections for us to watch and discuss to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:15 - 9
Potluck last 45-60 minutes.
If you want us to have a coordinated potluck, let me know what you
Lots of Music Fun!
New Members Welcome!
at the Raga Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 28 at 6pm
Private Home near Kehena Beach, Big Island
$5-10 sliding scale
Reservation/Address: 965-1053 or email@example.com
UPAJ: Improvise Film Trailer
Pandit Chitresh (kathak) and Jason Samuels Smith (tap)
Upaj:Improvise takes us behind the scenes to watch the birth and journey of India Jazz Suites, a phenomenal East-meets-West collaboration featuring Indian kathak master and guru Pandit Chitresh Das and tap star Jason Samuels Smith. Das is a 68-year old artist who exemplifies the elegance and mathematical precision of kathak, classical dance of North India. Jason is a 32-year old African American tap dancer who hails from the freestyle, streetwise American tradition of contemporary tap. As the two join forces, an unlikely friendship develops that bridges continents, generations, cultures and communities. The journey of India Jazz Suites poignantly unfolds Das' and Smith's personal stories -- stories wrought with loss, struggle, and perseverance. As the two artists tell their truths and come to terms with their demons, they show us that our struggles are worthwhile and that Upaj:Improvise paves the way for hope and redemption. Shot backstage and on the pulsating streets of India, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Upaj:Improvise captures the exhilaration and magic of the India Jazz Suites tour and offers a kaleidoscopic view of Indian history, culture and tradition. Das' and Jason's journey together offers a message that resonates deep in every heart and soul.
Did you miss this film when the Music Circle screened it at UHHilo Performing Arts Center in 2015 with live dance intro by producer Antara Bhardwaj? Or join us to watch it again with potluck and discussion.