Saturday, February 7, 2015

My new school, "Sitar Niketan"

Dear friends,
Sharing a joyful news with you! My music school 'Sitar Niketan' was formalized on paper just today!! Hope to spread the resonance of sitar with the radiating energy of my wonderful students. Need your good wishes and blessings for them.


Friday, November 21, 2014

North/South Indian Classical Music

October 11, 2014 Kali Temple, MD

Alif Laila (sitar) and HN Bhaskar (violin)

Enjoy this clip featuring the fusion of North/South Indian Classical music.  Sitar and violin accompanied by table and mridangam at the beautiful Kali Temple in Burtonsville, MD.

Thank you!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Alif Laila ~ Sitar "Dance With The Wind"

This is a clip from a 'work in progress' of sitar compositions in Indian classical music with world percussion,

by Alif Laila

Tabla~ Debapriya Nayak

African Udu ~ Mattias Ructh

The music is based on various raags and world melodies and moods.This composition is based on a Nazrul Geeti from Bengal 'Shukno patar nupur paye' imbibed from a Turkish song ' Üsküdara Gideriken'..The images are from Alif's water-color paintings.

This is symbolic of the unifying elements of all cultures and peoples.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

'Jor Alaap' in sitar & watercolor paintings of Raga Multani by Alif Laila

Washington Kali Temple, May 2012

A memorable performance at the Washington Kali Temple, May 2012

Upcoming Concerts:

- September 20th:  Sitar recital at Dakshina 10th Anniversary Festival "Confluence"

- October 9th : Holy Cross College Conservatory of Music . Sitar and Jazz performance/workshop.

- October 26th : New Jersey house concert.

- November: 3rd:  Hope Foundation Fund Raising concert, Baltimore MD

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Up Coming Concert

April 14th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.
Pealer Recital Hall
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD