Monday, September 28, 2009

Falu to sing (classical) at Joe's Pub in New York

Falu, the professional name for Falguni Shah, the Mumbai-born singer who has made a mark by using her training in Hindustani classical music to bring new dimensions to popular music in the U.S., will be performing a primarily classical music concert at Joe's Pub in New York City on 1 October. Accompanying her will be Mark Tewarson (acoustic guitar), Gaurav Shah (vocal, harmonium, and bansuri [bamboo flute]), Sami Shumays (violin), Borahm Lee (tanpura), Dave Sharma (dholak, daff, and manjira), and Naren Budhkar (tabla). She also has a forthcoming concert at Carnegie Hall on 15 November.

When she was in Washington last year as the opening act for Junoon, the Pakistani supergroup which was performing at the National Geographic auditorium, I was able to interview her about the origins of her interest and career in music. I'll be posting the first video clips from that interview--now that I've learned the basics of video editing--in the near future.

In the meantime, click on this link to see a television feature, based on the interview, written and produced by VOA's senior correspondent Ravi Khanna.

Stay tuned!

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