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