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Full Moon Ragas Paul Livingstone & Neelamjit Dhillon
July 17, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Paul & Neelamjit return to Corazon JULY 17th, 2019 for an evening of traditional night ragas, join us for a meditative melodics and rhythmic dynamism for the full moon! 8:30PM
PAUL LIVINGSTONE, Sitarist
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, international performing artist Paul Livingstone is one of the leading sitarists in America today. He has focused his studies in the creative tradition of Indian classical raga music in which he has been rigorously trained for the past 25 years in India and the US studying under the late Amiya Dasgupta, Rajeev Taranath and the living legend Pandit Ravi Shankar.Paul has performed in around the US, Mexico, Europe & Asia and has just returned from a major concert tour performing Indian music in Nepal, India, Czech & Germany.
As a committed composer Paul also leads his own Arohi Ensemble and has composed for film, television, theater and dance. He also plays a variety of fretless guitars and requintos of his own design and has also developed a unique style of ‘ragajazz chamber music’ blending Indian ragas, jazz, counterpoint & rhythmic material from diverse world traditions. As a creative force for true ‘world music synthesis’, Paul maintains a clear vision for the dissemination of traditional forms and is grounded in the rich cultural milieu of Los Angeles as a dedicated teaching artist & community activist.
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.
Neelamjit’s primary instruments are the tabla, saxophone, and bansuri. 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. Neelamjit has performed around the world at prestigious events and festivals in locales such as Somalia, India, Brazil, the United States, and Canada.
“From intricate rhythms to soaring melodies, music communicates the very things that makes us human. It conveys a sense of oneness and provides a means by which all of us connect. Music has the power to bring people together and provide a singular experience from which to galvanize their lives. I wish to provide that experience.” – Neelamjit Dhillon
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