This summer, Deobrat Mishra, 11th generation Indian sitar master, is touring in the Pacific Northwest. Soundings is pleased to sponsor his Sitar Concert Ragas and Kirtan in Bellingham, WA July 8 & 9 and his workshops on July 10 & 11. His sitar concert tour is a benefit for the Benares Music Academy and the Daya Foundation which empowers people through yoga, two very relevant organizations.
Since the very beginning of Soundings of the Planet in 1979, Dudley and Dean Evenson have been privileged to collaborate with outstanding musicians from around the world. Recently, Dean has enjoyed recording and performing with 11th generation Indian sitar masters – Deobrat Mishra and Pt. Shivnath Mishra. Their popular album on the Soundings label, RAGA CYCLE, is a blend of ancient ragas and modern interpretations.
Deobrat Mishra brings his energetic and innovative playing style back to Pacific Northwest. He is one of the most creative and innovative sitar artists in India. He was taught by his father, Pt. Shivnath Mishra, who had him performing on stage when he was five years old. The father-son duo has toured extensively in India, Europe and the Pacific Northwest to sell out crowds and more recently, Deobrat is traveling solo with a tabla player. Dean Evenson will join him on flute in Bellingham.
Sitar Ragas & Kirtan
2 concerts, each with different music. Attend one or both! First half Sitar Ragas, Second half Kirtan singing
Saturday July 8 @ 7:30 pm
Firehouse Performing Arts Center.
1314 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA.
Sunday July 9 @ 7:30 pm
The Majestic on N. Forest
1027 N. Forest, Bellingham, WA
Monday July 10 @7:30 pm
Nada Yoga Sound Healing
Turtle Haven Studio
Deming, WA (leave message at 360/738-9368 if interested)
Tuesday July 11 @7:30 pm
Traditional Indian Rhythms & Melodies for Western Instruments
Soundings of the Planet Studio
Fairhaven/Bellingham, WA (leave message at 360/738-9368 if interested)
Bellingham Concert details here. You can also contact us on this link
Order advance tickets for Deobrat Mishra 2017 Northwest Tour here.
Search by date or location.
Deobrat Mishra has received numerous music awards over the years. Selectivity, melody and rhythmic complexity are typical features of his lively playing style. He is Director of the Benares Music Academy on the Ganges whose mission is to keep classical Indian music alive.
The Benares Academy of Indian Classical Music provides musical training and home for students ranging from the community of ‘untouchables’ in India, children of impoverished musicians who can’t afford to pass their traditions along, as well as to international travelers. Students have the opportunity to study music that engages the brain, heart, body, and mind toward integration, optimism, and service. Classical Indian music instruction is offered by scholarships made possible by these events.
DAYA Foundation is a change-agent organization based in Portland, Oregon that empowers students to discover their essential life skills through the yoga. Students are from diverse populations, including those isolated by trauma, incarceration, residential treatment centers, or with mental or physical health challenges. Their prison programs train adults in custody to become yoga instructors for other adults in custody.