SUKHAWAT ALI KHAN - descendant of the 600 year lineage of Sufi Qawwali musicians & singers who performed for India's royalty. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t70fGQCf4e0 MAHADEV will do a short opening set of their contemplative and electrifying world music: http://mahadev.bandcamp.com/ Please come for a wonderful night of music! After hitting it off so well last time, Sukhawat is coming back to LA and performing with Mahadev! Indian Attire or Festive Garb is encouraged! $15-20 Suggested Donation Dancing Shiva 7466 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, Ca 90036 • 323-934-VEDA(8332) www.dancingshiva.com Here's the FB EVENT page: https://www.facebook.com/events/364630790289475/?ref=ts&fref=ts If you can't make it, me, Eric & Jamie from Mahadev, are doing another performance backing up Sukhawat outdoors in Topanga the following afternoon, NOV 4. No Mahadev material, but great fun nonetheless! Here's the info on that:https://www.facebook.com/
One set of eclectic world music by Mahadev, then our 2nd incarnation as a rock/world/trance band backing Rafe Pearlman. This is one in a series of shows we are doing in advance of performances at Lightning In a Bottle! Hear Mahadev (& download the album) at http://mahadev.bandcamp.com/ Hear Rafe at http://www.rafepearlman.com/. Music starts at 8.
We release our debut CD in an awesome venue! 10 tracks recorded by Steve Rusch & mixed by Andrew Silagy... Alva's is one of the BEST places to listen to music in southern California. We know it is a little bit of a drive from LA proper, but you will be glad you did. And we have some awesome guests and a new lineup! There will be food available and we will be seeling CD's for a one-time low price of $5! What a bargain! There will be food available to purchase at a reasonable price also. Reservations are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! go here for tix: http://www.alvasshowroom.com/index.php 1-800-403-3447 Here's the band right now: Dave Cipriani, Indian Slide Guitar & Classical Guitar Eric Klerks, Bass Michael Mull, saxophone & clarinet Chris Payne, percussion (cajon, frame drum, shakers, zabumba) Jamie Papish, percussion (cajon, riq, frame drum) Greg Zillboorg, Trumpet with special guest: vocalist Rafe Pearlman and other(s) TBA.
Mahadev plays 2 sets of our unique Indian/Gyspy/African/Middle Eastern/American music!
Sounds Like: Rabih Abou-Khalil, Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar, Shakti, Vieux Farka Toure
Bio: Mahadev is a world music ensemble that plays an eclectic blend of Indian, Gypsy, African, Middle Eastern and American music mixed with original compositions that bridge the gap between these diverse music cultures. Mahadev is Dave Cipriani on Indian slide guitar, classical guitar & vocals, Jam...See Full Bio
"There have been numerous attempts lately to meld the rhythms and sounds of Central Asian music with jazz, with varying results. This one, lead by Dave CIpriani, is by far one of the most successful. He leads a band that takes the sonorities and tempos of India, but keeps it accessible with tones and harmonies ...that keep the music flavorful... .. the clarion call of the alto calls through the Indian percussion wonderfully on “Raga Shrivranjani” and “Eastern Promise.” The mix of western strings and Indian percussion make “Wayne’s Bane” a bluesy delight, and Mull’s clarinet add a traditional folk touch on the mystical “The Moors” and “Sujit’s Dream.” There’s a spaciousness and unrushed feeling to the music that mixes the timeless quality of the best of Indian music with the best of the Western harmonies and song structure, bringing out the strengths of each side of the planet. Excellently creative."