Concert for Peace and Happiness during the season for non-violence

This Saturday my good friend and amazingly talented musician Kristopher Rein will play in honor of the season for non-violence some of the music we have worked on for over almost 15 years now. That’s how long ago Kristopher started the study of North Indian classical Tabla with me. From the beginning, he impressed me with his outstanding speed of learning and talent. Not only has he become knowledgeable, solid tabla player but he also picked up the sitar which he has studied under the guidance of Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan for many years now. This will be the first time we invite you to join us for the magic and beauty of Raga and Tala played by Sitar and Tabla traditional style.

Some of you have heard me play Didgeridoo and Tabla at the same time and I really enjoy playing that combination. This time though I will allow myself to be accompanied by Kristopher on the Tablas so I can fully focus on the Digeridoo which I also present in a more loose interpretation of the North Indian model. This is a premier and I feel excited (and a little bit nervous). The Didgeridoo has so many layers of possibilities and I hope to show a side of it that may be new even for the seasoned Didgeridoo connoisseur.

And of course, we will not withhold some straight up percussion with both Kristopher and at the Tablas.

With all the time we have spent together most of what you will hear on this Saturday is spontaneous generation of music and grooves. What seems like a restriction at first look provides the framework to express our creativity freely. I am talking about the restriction of set rhythmical cycles with a definite (and in a sense) holy one when it comes to rhythm or a set scale of tones selected to evoke specific emotions. By agreeing on these elements while playing we share a language that allows us to express our creativity (to the degree of our control of that language).

The Season for Non-Violence - Music for Peace and Happiness

Please come join us, your presence will make us play better music, your ears will inspire us to new ideas and improvisations and your contributions will help us to sustain ourselves so we can find time to practice and get better at our art.

Where: A Mindfulness Life Center — Building B | Special Events & Classes
10339 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253.
When: Saturday, March 24th, 6:30 PM
Suggested Donation: $20 / Nobody will be turned away.
For more info call Daniel at (480) 235-8993

Thank you,


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