Amie & Sangeet Millennium perform at the kickoff show of the International Grooves world music meets jazz series by DiverseArts Culture Works. The show will be held at the storied Kenny Dorham’s Backyard in East Austin on Friday, June 29, 8:00-11:30 p.m. The series, showcasing the finest in local world music artists as well as some national and international touring artists will continue monthly throughout the summer, into the fall. It will culminate with a weekend festival in November. Friday’s show will also include Paul Klemperer’s My Exotic Other, DJ Heavy Jakes, and DJ Chill Akhilas. BYOB, with a variety of food trailers next door. Please come out and support!
Detailed information about the event:
When: Saturday, May 19th 6:30 PM.
Where: Hyde Park Theatre, 511 W 43rd Street, Austin, TX 78751
A Senior disciple of Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.
In Flute solo with Gourisankar on Tabla.
Also featuring Indo-Jazz fusion by Sangeet Millennium Ensemble and a their collaboration with Shri Teredesai in a grand finale.
- Advance purchase by check or online via Pay-Pal is recommended due to limited seats
- General adult ticket rate changes to $20 after May 15th
- Make check payable to Kala Darpan
and Mail to - 8705 Glen Canyon Drive, Austin, TX 78681 Phone: 512-809-6179
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Wishing a happy, healthy, peaceful, creative, and prosperous 2012 to all!
Come and join us at one or both of these free, family-friendly shows:
Saturday, Jan. 14, 9:00-10:30 p.m. @ Monkey Nest, 5353 Burnet Rd., Austin TX 78756
- This will be our first show of the year and our first time at this cool organic coffee house.
Saturday, Jan 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. @Tom’s Tabooley, 2928 Guadalupe, Austin
- This show will be on a particularly auspicious date: Saraswati Puja, the festival of the goddess of learning and the arts whom musicians, artists, and students honor. The Snug listening room at Tom’s Tabooley is perfect for creative expression set to creative dining!
Stay tuned for more!
Global Grooves Master Class and Lecture-Demo conducted by Ustad Tari Khan
When: Saturday, Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Where: Daren Appelt’s residence, 3800 Mia Tia Circle, Austin 78731
Cost: $20 participating musicians, $10 observers
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Space is limited, so please register early!
In this special master class, Ustad Tari Khan will focus on chand, types of ‘groove’ or phrasing in musics of the Indian subcontinent. He will lead the participants through a series of interactive exercises that will aid them in “owning” these structures. He also will demonstrate, first with tabla students and then with members of the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, the process of teaching chand in both traditional and world music contexts.
This workshop is a a rare opportunity for instrumentalists, vocalists and singer-songwriters, and percussionists interested in world music, as well as those who practice the music of South Asia.
Daren Appelt makes his house in the Far West area of Austin available for a wide range of acoustic music performances. It is a wonderful space to enjoy great music.
Global Grooves – Amie Maciszewski’s Sangeet Millennium Ensemble collaborates with tabla wizard Ustad Tari Khan and friends.
Where: Dougherty Arts Theatre, 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
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On Friday, August 26, the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble furthers its mission to provide opportunities for diverse individuals to participate in both traditional and new music of the Indian subcontinent through collaborative performance, workshops, and more. In the upcoming event the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble collaborates with Pakistani tabla wizard Ustad Tari Khan and friends. The performance takes place at the centrally located Dougherty Arts Theatre.
Details are being finalized for a house concert and a workshop/meet and greet that weekend. More information to follow.
The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble will showcase a combination of new songs from their repertoire, in addition to selections created through the collaboration with and led by Ustad Tari Khan. A highlight of the evening will be the performance of Khan’s scintillating, universally appealing tabla solo and vocals, supported by noted Dallas-based jazz guitarist Matt Gaskins. The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble also includes Paul Klemperer on saxophone and Shiv Naimpally on percussion and tabla.
This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through Cultural Arts.
Additional special thanks to Shantabla Productions.
Tari Khan, born in Lahore, Pakistan, hails from a family of musicians whose lineage can be traced back to the legendary Bhai Mardana. Today he is acknowledged as one of the foremost Tabla players of all time by musicians all over the world. In addition to his superb mastery of the Tabla, Khan is also an accomplished vocalist.
Ustad Tari Khan has performed in virtually every part of the globe, participating in prestigious festivals and concerts, dazzling and captivating audiences with his extraordinary versatility. Tours abroad have taken him to almost every major city of the world, and he enjoys a large following, including former US and Pakistani Presidents George W. Bush and Pervez Musharraf.
His work has led to collaborations with artists and producers from all spectrums of the musical world, among them award-winning film director Mira Nair and famed producer Rick Rubin. He has also composed music for several films, such as Nair’s Mississippi Masala, starring Denzel Washington.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them the prestigious Hazrat Ameer Khusro Award, the President’s Pride of Performance (Pakistan’s highest artistic honor), and the title of “Tabla Prince of India and Pakistan.” Regardless of what Tari Khan chooses to present, his performances never fail to exhilarate and inspire audiences. www.taritabla.com
The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble, a project founded and led by sitarist Amie Maciszewski, fuses traditional Indian music with jazz and other world music. This work follows the precedent set by her guru, Sarode Maestro Aashish Khan, and his elders, in which players of diverse instruments collaborate to compose, arrange, and perform loosely structured pieces, often based on classical ragas, allowing for considerable improvisation. The ensemble’s artistic work receives support from the City of Austin and Texas Commission on the Arts, among others. The Sangeet Millennium Ensemble was selected among the Top Ten Best Performing Bands/World Music 2010-11 in the Austin Chronicle Readers’ Poll. Their recent CD, “Sangeet Safar,” (2010) is available on CD Baby, abstractlogix.com, and at Waterloo Records in Austin, TX. The ensemble’s first CD, “Shimmering,” was selected as a Texas Top Ten in the Austin Chronicle Music Critics’ Poll 2007 year-end listings.