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ANCIENT RAGAS | Qais Essar | Neelamjit Dhillon
November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
WED, NOV 17th 8PM
Award-winning rabab virtuoso Qais Essar and tabla artist Neelamjit Dhillon present an evening of ancient ragas in an eclectic space in Topanga Canyon. Sink into the beauty of this special musicianship offering and Special Collaboration
Coupled with Neelamjit’s mesmerizing tabla playing, Qais blazes a middle path between worlds, drawing from both eastern and western classical music, prog, freak folk, and jazz. The result is a sublime instrumental narrative enveloping listeners with nuance, depth and emotional power.
Qais Essar – “…a master of the rabab…” – NY Daily News
QAIS ESSAR, Rabab
Qais Essar is a contemporary Afghan composer, instrumentalist and producer who channels his melodic designs through the rabab, a 2,500 year old instrument from Afghanistan. He has toured extensively, sharing his new genre of music nationally and internationally.
NEELAMJIT DHILLON, Tabla
Neelamjit Dhillon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Neelamjit is skilled in both North Indian classical and American jazz music. His music is a reflection of his own multifaceted identity, spirituality, and vision for promoting a more equitable and just society through shared experience and collective action. He has played tabla since the age of 10 and continues to study the instrument under the tutelage of world-renowned maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain.
$30 Full Musician Appreciation & GTD SIT DOWN CHAIR SEATING
$50 Companion Pass for Two People GTD SIT DOWN CHAIR SEATING
Mask is Required Indoors. Outside listening areas in the garden and courtyard.
Includes beverages. Make this a very special night! Consider dining next door prior to the concert at Endless Color Pizza or across the street at Topanga Bistro or Inn of the Seventh Ray !!