2017 9/16 – Concert

Topanga, CA, United States
125 S Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290
United States

Gig Description

Sheela Bringi raga harp meditations + indian folk + blues
w/ producer/songwriter Clinton Patterson
tabla artist Miles Shrewsbery
& bassist Brent Kuecker

Corazon Performing Arts Center

8:30 doors open. 9pm music starts
$20 bucks suggested donation no one turned away for lack of full donation. Includes beverages.

:: Meet the Musicians ::

Sheela Bringi is a grammy-nominated instrumentalist, vocalist, and music educator.

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).


Raised by a colorful family of southern lawyers, teachers, socialites, gourmets, and gentlemen farmers, Clinton Patterson was brought up with a strong sense of place and a taste for fine cuisine and fine music. It’s an old southern sensibility blended with modern imagination and possibility that informs his perspective and his music. Now based in Los Angeles, Clinton works as a songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist, and a teaching artist. He starts with the soul and mysticism of the South and blends it in unexpected ways with musics from far places, that have found their way to Los Angeles.


Miles Shrewsbery is a tabla artist and percussionist based in Southern CA. A disciple of Sri Abhiman Kaushal and Pandit Nandkumar Bhatlouande of Hyderabad, India, Miles is trained in the Farukhabad Gharana of his teachers and is a respected performer of its rich, aesthetic repertoire through his years of dedicated study and practice.

Miles has performed all over the world in prestigious venues such as the Symphony Space (New York City), Smithsonian Museum (Washington D.C.), Tokyo Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo, Japan), Royal Horticultural Hall (London, England), and St. Paul Cathedral (New York City). He has performed with top musicians such as Shujaat Khan, Deepak Ram, Googoosh, Cheap Trick, and Yusef Lateef. Some notable soundtracks and recordings where Miles’ tabla and percussion can be found are, Sinbad (Dreamworks 2003), The Rundown (Columbia 2003), The Riches (FX 2007), Yusef Lateef and Adam Rudolph – Into the Garden (Meta Records 2003), Dave Stringer – Divas and Devas (Spirit Voyage 2007), and Dave Stringer – Yatra (Silenzio 2011). In 2004, Miles earned a B.A. in ethnomusicology from UCLA, and in 2009, he earned an M.A. in ethnomusicology from UCR. In 2012 Miles was awarded the American Institute of Indian Studies’ Senior Performing Arts Fellowship, which supported Miles to further his studies and practice in New Delhi, India for one year. Currently, Miles is an artist-teacher in residence for the Center For World Music in San Diego, CA.