special show 8pm - $10 suggested donation
International performing artist Paul Livingstone is a composer and community activist in Los Angeles. He has performed on sitar and a unique 9 string fretless guitar of his own design throughout the world. In North Indian music he was trained under Amiya Dasgupta, Dr. Rajeev Taranath and the living legend Pt. Ravi Shankar. He has played and recorded with a number of world music, jazz & popular artists including Swapan Chaudhuri, John Bergamo, Glen Velez, Kenny Burrell, Wadada Leo Smith, Geetha Bennett, Miroslav Tadic, the Liän Ensemble, Ozomatli & Alanis Morissette. He composes creative world music for his group, the Arohi Ensemble, and for film. He is founder and Artistic Director of the Sangeet School of World Music in Northeast Los Angeles was previously a faculty member at Cal Arts. (website: www.tanpura.com)
Hom Nath Upadhyaya: Born in Nepal and educated in Nepal and India, Pandit ( or “maestro”) Hom Nath Upadhyaya is a master teacher, performer, and scholar of the tabla drums, which he has played for over 40 years. He has taught and performed around the world. Early in his career he played in the film orchestra of famed Bollywood music director S. D. Burman and he has performed and/or recorded with top artists from both Hindustani and Western musical traditions, including Pandit Manilal Nag, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya, Mahesh Kale, Steve Gorn, Jim Pepper, and Paul Livingstone, among many others. He has served as instructor at the Royal Nepal Academy and at Tribuhvan University in Kathmandu, and holds an ongoing teaching position at the University of California, Santa Barbara. (website: www.homnathtabla.com)
Mamta Upadhyaya: Mamta has studied dance with her mother, Bina Upadhyaya, among other teachers, for many years. She has performed throughout South Asia, Europe, and California. Among her specialties are styles of Nepali and Buddhist dance rarely seen in the West.
Robinwood Concert House