2017 10/21 – Hindustani Harp Workshop & Concert

Pasadena, California, United States
922 N Craig Ave
Pasadena, California 91104
United States
15 - 40

Gig Description

Journey into the world of North Indian music with Indian vocalist / harpist Sheela Bringi. Discover techniques and tips to incorporate Hindustani modes (raga) and meters (tala) into your harp playing and vocal style. Throughout the afternoon you’ll become acquainted with the “solfeggio” of Indian music called Sargam, a powerful tool for improvising and learning music by ear. No Harp? No Problem. Harps available to play from Pacific Harps. Vocalists and non-harpists welcome to come and sing. All levels.:: Meet Sheela Bringi ::

Indian American musician Sheela Bringi has been exploring the connections between her ancestral and actual homelands her entire life. The singer and instrumentalist plays the harp, harmonium and bansuri (Indian classical bamboo flute). As a young woman Bringi was influenced by M.I.A. and Dead Can Dance, studied with Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk, while at the same time deepened her studies with Indian classical masters like Pandit G.S. Sachdev and Ustaad Aashish Khan. She has performed in a wide range of venues, including concert halls and universities presenting traditional material, yoga studios leading kirtans and in dance clubs overtop throbbing, bass-heavy beats (she’s toured with Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, and many others). Bringi is also an in-demand session musician and has recorded on a number of critically acclaimed film scores and albums, including the 2016 Grammy-nominated album Bhakti Without Borders. Bringi is adjunct faculty at Loyola Marymount University, and a guest lecturer at universities and school programs including Columbia University and the Center for World Music. She received her M.F.A in World Music Performance from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009, where she continued her Indian music studies with renowned faculty, and studied harp with Susie Allen. She is currently a vocal student of Sri Subhashish Mukhopadyay of Calcutta.

For streaming audio, videos and more visit: www.sheelabringi.com