Apr

Lagaan at Stanford: The Rise of Global Bollywood – May 6, 2015

The Center for South Asia at Stanford University in partnership with 3rd i Films are pleased to present a multi-media lecture focused on Lagaan, the 2001 Academy Award nominated Bollywood epic film produced by Aamir Khan and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Through film clips and musical excerpts, Fulbright Scholar and tabla artist Robin Sukhadia will address Bollywood’s recent history and Lagaan’s relevance to India’s post-colonial narratives. Special focus will be given to the rise and impact of Bollywood composer A R Rahman, whose richly textured score for the film elevated him to global notoriety.Wednesday May 6, 2015  12PM – 1:30PM FREE!
Stanford University
Room 208, Encina Hall West,
417 Galvez Mall, Stanford, Ca.

Apr

Cal King & Tablapusher at The Echo – April 12, 2015

I’ll be accompanying Cal King on tabla at the Echo on April 12! We are opening for Ameripolitan Award winners Sarah Gayle Meech and the Freightshakers.

 

The Echo  5PM

1822 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026

If you haven’t heard it yet, check out Cal King’s EP called SHIT JUST GOT REAL at www.calkingmusic.com

Apr

Kirtan with Sheela Bringi – Bhakti Yoga Shala

Participate in ecstatic call-and-response Kirtan, learn sacred mantras, and listen to rapturous melodies (ragas) of Indian classical music with vocalist, harpist and bansuri flautist Sheela Bringi (www.sheelabringi.com).
Sheela will be joined by tabla artist Robin Sukhadia (www.tablapusher.com) and Brent Kuecker.

Friday April 10th, 8:30pm.
Bhakti Yoga Shala
207 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 804-9290
$20 Suggested Donation
no one turned way for lack of funds

Mar

Sweet Nectar at Indigo Lab – Los Angeles

Sunday March 29, 2015
7 – 9:00 pm
Indigo Lab Los Angeles
7466 Beverly Blvd Suite 205, Los Angeles California 90036

An evening of sacred sounds with chanting, meditation and sound bath featuring Sweet Nectar (Anthea Jaskirpal Kaur & Brock Pollock) will be joined by special guests Will MarshRobin Sukhadia and Smiz Miza.

We will be taking you on a journey of the senses chanting sacred mantras, meditating to classical Indian ragas and relaxing with a sound bath. The evening is designed to draw out the deep well of love within and deepen our connection with the Divine!
Tickets – $20 at the door

Doors open at 6:45pm, starting promptly at 7pm

Please bring a water bottle and cushion/mat to sit on.

 

Mar

Raga & Meditation at the House of Intuition with Will Marsh and Robin Sukhadia

Sunday February 7, 2015

7-9pm

House of Intuition

2237 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles 90026

 

Join Will Marsh (sitar) and Robin Sukhadia (tabla) for a special evening of Raga and Meditation at the House of Intuition. The evening’s sonic spiritual journey will begin with an opening Chakra meditation led by Robin Sukhadia. This meditation will ground the listener and open the Crown chakra to the universe’s divine creativity. Will and Robin will then present a north Indian raga on sitar and tabla. North Indian classical music is an ancient body of wisdom that invokes the divine through sacred melodic and rhythmic improvisations. We aim to create an atmosphere where both audience and performer can be most receptive to the healing power of music and raga to cleanse and tune our spirits, bodies and chakras. This opportunity to receive the blessings of a timeless musical lineage is not to be missed!

About the artists:

Will Marsh has been a dedicated student of the sitar since 2006. His musical journey led him to the California Institute of the Arts where he became a student of Ustad Aashish Khan and has since completed his MFA in North Indian Music. Will also is a student of sitar master Roshan Jamal Bhartiya. Blessed to have such great guidance, Will has been performing and teaching North Indian Classical music since 2010. Currently, Will resides in Los Angeles. More at www.willmarshmusic.com

Robin has been studying tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music and at The California Institute of the Arts for the past 11 years. He completed Advanced Psychic Meditation and Healing Training at The Psychic School in San Francisco in 2013. He is a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar (India) and earned an MFA in World Music from CalArts. Learn more at www.tablapusher.com