Monday, October 11, 2010

Recent Concerts

Halloway Hall, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD - 30 September 2010
Alif Laila on sitar and Amit Kavthekar on tabla at Halloway Hall, Salisbury University, 9.30.10.

The day began with delays and stumbles on Sept 30th. I was nervous about getting there on time.The weather forecast had already set the mood of intensity ..rain, thunder and gusty winds' were the sounds and rhythm that I had to work with and against while driving down to Salisbury University. The waves in the bay were wild and high. The blinding pouring rain was beating against my energy to go and play a concert that evening. I didn't think I could make it. I didn't think my student Jeff and his friend Ryan could make it as well. I was ready for a total disaster!
Amazingly everything came together that evening against all the odds and we had a great concert with a warm reception from the hosts and receptive audience. All of us kept our positive energy high all through the day that helped create a magical evening of 'music in the storm'! 
                                                                                                            - Alif
Video and Audio recordings of the performance coming soon!

Westminster Church, Washington, D.C. - 2 October 2010