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
- You can also hand over your payment in person to any of the KD team members
- Pay-Pal payments do not require you to have a Pay-Pal account
- Tickets purchased via Pay-Pal are charged $1 service fee (included in ticket price)
- Thursday, April 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Master Class on Chhand
Indian rhythmic grooves – suitable for instrumentalists, percussionists, & vocalists. $25
- Friday, April 13, 8:00-10:30 p.m. – House Concert with Sangeet Millennium Ensemble
Experience the shimmering sounds of the 100-string hammered dulcimer of India, santoor, played by a master. Grammy nominee Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, just named Top Grade Artist on All-India Radio, will do his magic in the intimate setting of Dan Benkman’s Serena Studio. With Sangeet Millennium Ensemble.
COST: $15, $35 if you attend both sessions (Master Class on April 12 and House Concert April 13). Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP!
Info & RSVP: 512 263 2944, email@example.com
Esteemed friends of Amie & Sangeet Millennium,
Thanks to YOUR support, the Sangeet Millennium Ensemble was voted as one of the Top Ten World Music Bands in Austin last year. We would like to ask for your support to make it happen again this year. These Top Ten finishes help us get selected for showcases, gain funding support, and offer additional performances to YOU!
VOTING in the Austin Chronicle’s annual Music Poll is easy and will take only a couple of minutes. To vote, please visit austinchronicle.com/ musicpoll and select Sangeet Millennium under Best Performing Bands, especially in the World Music category.
In addition to Best Performing Band/World Music, here are some other categories where we would love to have your vote.
Under BEST IN AUSTIN:
- World Music Band –Sangeet Millennium
- Austin Band of the Year - Sangeet Millennium
- Austin Musician of the Year – one of us: Amie Maciszewski, Paul Klemperer, Shiv Naimpally
Instrumental Band and Experimental Band are other potential spots to show your support for Amie & Sangeet Millennium.
Under BEST AUSTIN MUSICIANS
- String Player – Amie Maciszewski (sitar), also
- Miscellaneous Instrument – Amie Maciszewski (sitar – because it’s less common than other strings like guitar, violin, etc. )
- Percussion Player – Shiv Naimpally (tabla), Jakes Srinivasan (world percussion)
- Horn Player – Paul Klemperer (saxophones)
- None of the Above – Jakes Srinivasan (world music percussionist/dj)
Another suggestion for an experimental/jazz band/world music band is Paul Klemperer’s My Exotic Other (in which each of us takes turns gracing the stage from time to time, along with numerous other fine musicians).
Please remember that the deadline to submit your vote is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, so go vote! Gratitude once again to everyone for your support, and thanks in advance for your vote!
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!
A few photos from the Global Diva concert on Nov. 12, 2011
Sangeet Millennium, an Austin Top Ten World Music Band, proudly presents Global Divas – an exotic concert of world music. The concert will showcase award winning Kiran Ahluwalia and her Ensemble. Sangeet Millennium Ensemble will open the concert with their genre-bending Indo-jazz fusion. The concert will be held at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Bethel Hall, on Saturday, November 12th at 9:30 pm. Read more about this fascinating, richly creative Global Diva at www.kiranmusic.com and watch a video of one of Kiran Ahluwalia’s latest songs at www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4VqYHXwX5Y.
Sangeet Millennium, a musical initiative founded and directed by sitarist Amie Maciszewski, is known for its collaborations with world class performers of South Asian music. The two “global divas” have never performed together. They met in Canada five years ago, and Maciszewski has been trying to get Ahluwailia to Austin ever since. “I met a lot of obstacles in the process, and I almost gave up, “ recalls Maciszewski. “Kiran contacted me because there was an opportunity in her touring schedule and had long wanted to perform in Austin. This collaboration is particularly exciting because it showcases two women, with differing stories of migration. Both of us are latching on to traditional forms of Hindustani music, making them our own, and in the process, transforming them into a whole new genre.”
Born in India, raised in Canada, and residing today in New York City, Ahluwalia’s diverse background is evident in her entire approach to music making. Ahulwalia, an international touring artist and composer, is most known for her success in bringing traditional and contemporary forms of ghazals (Urdu lyrical poems) to life. Her music is a reflection of an ongoing quest to create timeless music in a modern and global context. This concert is part of an international tour for Ahluwalia’s new CD, Aam Zameen (Common Ground). The album’s influences span four continents and result in a sound that successfully merges contemporary Indian song with Saharan desert blues.
Internationally noted- sitarist and ethnomusicologist, Amie Maciszewski, created Sangeet Millennium in 2006. The three to four person Ensemble composes and performs traditional and original music from the Indian subcontinent, fusing it with jazz.. Maciszewski’s enchanting performances in North America, India, Europe, and Japan over two decades have received critical acclaim. Her performances continue to mesmerize audiences and provide rare insight into the vast complexity and mastery of the art of Hindustani music on sitar. The Ensemble will be performing various selections from their 2010 CD, Sangeet Safar, as well as new selections from their soon to be released album.
Tickets are now only $20 regular, $15 students/seniors/artists/World Music Unleashed ticket holders– available at www.nowplayingaustin.com (512 474 8497). Ticket price includes beverages (beer, wine, nonalcoholic drinks).
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512 965 2368.
Please visit our Global Diva page on Facebook and ‘like’ it!
This concert is supported in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division. Special thanks to Pratham-Austin for their partnership.
The recital went very well! Here are a couple of pics. Congratulations to all the students for their hard work. I’m so proud of you all!
Amie and her students gather to celebrate the life of our young brother and sitar student Ben Yatsu (Dec. 13, 1995-July 10, 2011) with specially selected ragas. The event takes place at Bethel Hall, St. David’s Episcopal Church (www.stdave.org), 301 E. 8th St. in downtown Austin.
Much gratitude to Rev. David Boyd, pastor of St. David’s, for his kind invitation, and the St. David’s staff for their friendly assistance. Loving prayers to Ben’s family.
ALL ARE WELCOME!! Please join us in remembering and celebrating–and please support the hard work of the Sangeet Millennium students! Following students’ performances, Amie Maciszewski and Shiv Naimpally will perform on sitar and tabla.
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
To register, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.