Monday, May 6, 2013

Coming Sunday June 2nd:
The Bewitching Hansa Vina performed by
Barun Kumar Pal
with Arup Chattopadhyay (Tabla)

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
The second event in our Spring Concert Series at MEHERABODE, an early evening concert, will feature two distinguished and wonderful maestros of North Indian classical music

Pandit Barun Kumar Pal playing Hansa Vina, with
Pandit Arup Chattopadhyay playing Tabla

Date:   Sunday, June 2, 2013
Time:   6:00 p.m.
Venue: Meherabode
Location: 1214 S. Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019

Hansa Vina is a unique Indian slide guitar, with sympathetic strings.

Barun Kumar Pal studied North Indian classical music under tutelage of the late Pandit Ravi Shankar for many years.

[further background info about the two artists will be added to this announcement within the next day]

  • Suggested donation: $15 general admission ($12 for students; children 12 years of age or younger are admitted free of charge)
  • Advance / reserved tickets now available: (at Brown Paper Tickets)
  • See also:  The Bewitching Hansa Vina (Facebook EVENT page)

  • Just prior to this concert, beginning at 5:00 p.m., an Organic Vegan Dinner will be served (free of charge) to all present. So come early!
    The dinner will feature organic millet [a nutritious whole grain], daal [spiced lentils], tofu and vegetables, and will also include a surprise contribution from "underground chef" Isaiah Frizzell)
  • Part of a Spring Concert Series co-produced by MEHERABODE and OTHER SHORE ARTS
    This is a new initiative, launched this year, aiming to produce exceptional concerts of Indian classical and devotional music at MEHERABODE for the enjoyment of LA-area music-lovers

  • Any questions can be addressed to me at:
Hope to see you at this special musical event!

LOCATION NOTE:  MEHERABODE (the Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California) is located off Arlington Avenue, between Olympic Blvd. and Pico Blvd. From Highway 10, take the Arlington Avenue exit and head north on Arlington Avenue. After passing Venice Blvd. and Pico Blvd., turn east onto 12th Street (which is the first block north of Pico Boulevard, and is 2 blocks south of Olympic Boulevard). The big iron gate to MEHERABODE is at the end of a short block, on the left side of the street.

See also the location via Google Maps, HERE.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mailing List! (email)

At our debut concert (April 21), I gathered several email addresses, to begin to put together a mailing list for this new concert series at Meherabode.  Those addresses will form the first nexus of our email list.
To be added to the list, you can simply send an email to:
meherabode.concerts 'at'
with "Mailing List" (or words like that) in the subject line. 

You'll be added with gratitude!

Your humble servant,
d.i.  [aka David Raphael Israel]

Welcome to
(the blog)

Welcome to to this new blog, serving as a hub for information, feedback, networking, and communication relating to the new series of concerts happening at Meherabode (the Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California, located at 1214 S. Van Ness Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90019).  As future concerts are planned and confirmed, information about them will appear here.

In fact we have more concerts coming up in the first half of June.
Details will appear here within the next couple of days.

The first concert we produced at Meherabode featured the wonderful Indian classical vocalist Indrani Mukherjee, accompanied by Pankaj Mishra (sarangi) and Subhajyoti Guha (tabla), and was held (at 2:00 pm) in the afternoon of Sunday, April 21, 2013.
That concert is described in the Brown Paper Tickets [BPT] page devoted to the event, seen here:  Persuasions of Springtime (Indrani Mukherjee Concert). A delightful time was enjoyed by all.
Below are a few photographs from that premiere Indian classical music concert at Meherabode.

[photo courtesy of Robin Sukhadia]
 [photo courtesy of Robin Sukhadia]

 [The happy trio, outdoors at Meherabode] 

[photo courtesy of Robin Sukhadia]

Looking forward to more such events in upcoming days & moons!
Yours truly,

p.s.: this blog is just being launched today.
I'll gradually be adding links, features, and details -- so kindly bear with me.