Children under 12 free.
Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale
Entry from 1.30pm.
Café and bar on-site
DATE & TIME
Sun 30 Apr 2017
1:30PM - 5:00PM
Rasa Duende is a collaboration between internationally acclaimed musicians Bobby Singh (tabla - pictured left), Adrian McNeil (sarod - middle) and Damian Wright (flamenco guitar - right). Together they explore the rich melodic rhythms between Hindustani and Flamenco music.
Bobby Singh (Tabla):
Tabla player Bobby Singh, a disciple of the great maestro Aneesh Pradhan, is one of the most sought-after musicians on the Australian world music circuit. Bobby has played with such luminaries as slide Guitarist Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Purbayan Chatterjee, Shashank Subramanium & Guru Karaikudimaniand his guru Aneesh Pradhan.
Outside of the milieu of Indian classical music, Bobby has also formed many partnerships with some of Australia’s best known musicians. Crossing many styles of music from Drum & Bass with The Bird to Western Classical with Slava Grigoryan to Blues & Roots with John Butler & Jeff Lang. Bobbie is the first Indian musician to win an ARIA award with Djan Djan. In the last few years he has been performing regularly in India with many of his cross cultural collaborations.
Adrian McNeil (Sarod):
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Adrian was based in India for many years, mostly in Calcutta, Mumbai and Dehra Dun. He has undergone intensive training according to the guru-shishya parampara (traditional methods) for more than twenty five years under Pandit Ashok Roy, Professor Sachindranath Roy and Dr. Ashok Ranade. He regularly performs in major concerts in Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Bangalore and regional centres where his playing attracts critical acclaim.
Adrian has made a number of recordings for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, released two solo recordings and has toured widely in Europe and Asia. He has a PhD in ethnomusicology and researches and publishes widely on Indian music.
Damian Wright (Guitar):
Began studying flamenco in Australia from a young age. His passion for the artform led him to its source, Spain, where he spent years studying under the grand masters of flamenco guitar. Damian has written for and performed with the top flamenco artists in the world within Australia as well as creating his own national touring flamenco group, “Bandaluzia Flamenco” which has become a massive hit in the world and folk festival circuit of Australia.