Taro Terahara Tour (Indian classical flute)
Devotion to Raga
Taro Terahara & Shen Flindell
Indian Classical Bansuri & Tabla
Leaders in the thriving Indian music scene of Japan, these two artists' devotion to Guru, Music and Instrument will touch your heart, engage your mind and transport your spirit from calm to elation, in the true essence of Indian Classical Music.
Taro Terahara is one of the leading musicians in the thriving and highly competitive Indian classical music scene in Japan. Having played various wind instruments since childhood he took his initial training in bansuri with Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia's senior Japanese disciple, Hiroshi Nakagawa, followed by lessons in India with Pandit Hari-ji himself. In recent years he has been taking instruction from Amit Roy, a sitar disciple of Pt. Nikhil Banerjee.
Taro's music comfortably spans the full range from contemplative soulful alaap (slow non-rhythmic introduction) to exciting, rhythmic jhala (fast-paced finale). He has a great command of sur (tuning) and lay (timing), with the ability to compose innovative taans and tihais on the spur of the moment, yet all of this is tempered by a beautiful humility and devotion to the mood and spirit of the raga. His music both engages the mind and touches the heart.
Shen Flindell's tabla playing is noted for his clear sound, comfortable rhythmic sense, intuitive accompaniment, wide repertoire, adept bayan (bass) and a feeling of sincere devotion to Guru, Saraswati, Music and Tabla, thanks to many blessings from his Guru-ji Pt. Ashutosh Bhattacharya of Varanasi. Since 2002, Shen has been jointly based in Japan, India and Australia, and has performed with leading Indian classical artists in all three countries, including Smt. Raka Mukherjee and Ustad Ghulam Sadiq Khan.
On this tour, Taro and Shen will be joined by guest artists Indian vocalist Sulagna Basu in Toowoomba and Ipswich (Dec 8-9) and by Tibetan singer Tenzin Choegyal in Gold Coast (Dec 9), Byron (Dec 10), Maroochydore (Dec 15) and Brisbane (Dec 16). Sulagna Basu is a multi-talented North Indian Kathak Dancer, Harmonium player and singer whose vocals span Indian classical to semi-classical to folk. Tenzin Choegyal is well-known all around Australia for his soul-stirring Tibetan folk and nomad songs, powerful voice and good vibrations.
NEW: Venerable Ngawang Rigzin Gyatso Rinpoche, a recognised reincarnated Tibetan lama, will give Medicine Buddha blessing for good health and Dharma Teaching at all shows.
Fri 15 Dec: Maroochydore
Open 7pm @ Yoga in Daily Life 6/80 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore
§ with guest artist Tenzin Choegyal (Tibet)
Fundraiser for Sri Swami Austria Hospital in Jadan, India
Tix $20/$15conc (incl chai)
Contact Yamuna Jansh 54794833 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
§ Taro Terahara is also available for bansuri lessons and private concerts.
For further info contact Shen 0415 106428