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Friday, 4/11, 8pm -- From Rajasthan, India! Vinayak Sharma, Sitar
 


LearnQuest Music Academy and Third Life Studio welcome
An Evening of Sitar with Vinayak Sharma with Tabla accompaniment by Ajit Acharya

Please join us for this special evening of Indian Classical music featuring a sitar performance from Vinayak Sharma of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

This will be Vinayak's first performance of sitar in the US. Vinayak Sharma is recognized as one of today's exceptionally talented sitar players of his generation in the field of Indian Classical music. He was initiated into music at the age of 12 by his Grandmother Smt. Nirmala Devi Bhatt, who also played sitar. Vinayak has mastered the intricacies of 'Gayaki' (vocal technique) and 'Tantrakari' (instrumental technique) as part of the Imdadkhani gharana (school).He has studied sitar under the guidance of Pt. Rajeev Janardan (renowned sitar exponent).

He has performed all over India and won many awards from legendary musicians in India and abroad. In addition to performing with other artists in India for many years, he has given many solo performances and organized fusion concerts. He was the only musician selected by the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs to travel to China as a a cultural ambassador of India in 2008. He is a gold medalist in the Bachelor of Music and Masters in Music from University of Rajasthan and was awarded for scoring the highest percentage with distinction for the Bachelor of Music degree from University of Rajasthan. He is working towards his PhD in Sitar. Vinayak is also the lead player of the electric sitar (Zitar) for the band Rudraksh.
vinayaksharmasitar.com | learnquest.org

Doors open at 7:30pm, performance will begin at 8pm. Admission is $15.
Please contact Kelli Eagan for more information at: kesangeet@gmail.com

Saturday, 4/12, 8pm OPENSOUND: Adventures in Sound


Opensound is a Greater Boston concert series featuring improvisers and interpreters of avant-garde, experimental, electro- acoustic, acoustic, etc. music. We program monthly concerts featuring local and touring musicians, sound artists, and the un-categorize-able, from disparate backgrounds, creating unique events.

Ben Hersey

Young and Restless
Walter Wright,drums | Ada Lee Kohl, keys

Egg, Eggs, sound/performance

FOOM, turntable

doors open at 7:30; concert at 8pm
$8
contact: Lou Bunk 617-650-2065 www.opensound.org

Concert curated by Arkm Foam

Sundays, 4/13 & 4/27, 4:15--5:30pm NIA with Alice Heller!
 

Nia movement class with a world music twist-
conscious fitness set to eclectic contemporary
and traditional music


Nia is a joyful practice that is accessible to all levels. Nia combines Dace Arts and Healing Arts (including Yoga) with Martial Arts for a fun, healing and spirit-centered fitness routine. New to Nia? This is a great opportunity to try it!

Two Sundays: $30
One Sunday: $1

For more information please visit WWW.ALICEHELLERDANCE.COM
or call 617-620-7654

Saturday, 4/26, 2-5pm Post-tax blues? Try a Taketina Rhythm Meditation workshop with Elaine Fong
 

Tax-time, the one year anniversary of the Marathon bombing. Do you find yourself becoming more stressed? Do you yearn for the chance to slow down, and focus from a silent place within yourself - to find your inner ground? Our daily to-do lists, current events, family obligations and the myriad responsibilities we "perceive" ourselves to have makes us easily lost in confusion and tempted to control the uncontrollable. However, when we find our inner ground, we can relax and focus in any situation.

TaKeTiNa is a powerful process that can rapidly quiet the chatter in your head and bring you into connection with your inner core. Through vocalization, clapping and stepping you are guided into three separate rhythmic layers which directly affects your nervous system and brings a more clear and direct experience of the world. TaKeTiNa is a powerful tool for awakening one's ability to sense our inner ground.

For more information: email enf1234@att.net

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door
http://www.rhythmsinlife.com/?post_type=event&p=211&preview=true

You can register at:April 26 Taketina workshop or make check payable to Rhythms in Life and mail to:
Elaine Fong, Rhythms in Life, 68 Parkman St., Brookline, MA 02446.

Elaine N. Fong is a certified Taketina instructor with over ten years experience. She is also the founder of Odaiko New England, the first taiko (Japanese drum) group in Massachusetts.

 
Sunday, 4/27, 4:15--5:30pm NIA with Alice Heller!
 

Nia movement class with a world music twist-
conscious fitness set to eclectic contemporary
and traditional music

Nia is a joyful practice that is accessible to all levels. Nia combines Dace Arts and Healing Arts (including Yoga) with Martial Arts for a fun, healing and spirit-centered fitness routine. New to Nia? This is a great opportunity to try it!

Cost: $17

For more information please visit WWW.ALICEHELLERDANCE.COM
or call 617-620-7654

Saturday, 5/3, 8pm In concert: Will McMillan
 


“What a voice. What a delivery. Will owns the stage even when he's still as a whisper.”
— Beverly Creasey, Theater Mirror, Boston, MA

Will McMillan is a singer and songwriter who has soloed with pops orchestras, rock bands, jazz combos,
and a cappella groups.

For many years he hosted Will & Company — a series highlighting local singers and songwriters — at the Blacksmith House in Harvard Square and earned a 2002 IRNE award from the Independent Reviewers of New England for Best Cabaret Show in a small venue.

After taking a class called "Ukulele for the Almost Musical" in 2010, Will began writing songs in earnest using Apple's GarageBand software and his trusty laptop.

Tonight he'll be performing a mix of standards and originals — including a healthy number of sing-along songs.

Will has performed at venues including Scullers Jazz Club, Sanders Theatre, Johnny D's, Jacques, TT the Bear's, Arlington Street Church, Ocean's Inn (Provincetown, MA), Hi-Hat Club (RI), Spring Island (SC), Westbeth Performance Center (NYC), Star Island (NH) and Yin Par Le Garcon Chinois (Shanghai).

To give a listen and learn more, please visit:
www.willsings.com aMusicaLifeOnPlanetEarth.wordpress.com
or find him performing on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z35viRIQ6To

Doors open at 7:30; show at 8:00.
To reserve seats, please email will@willsings.com with name and number of seats.
Your name will be at the door. $10.00 (cash only) at the door.

Sunday, 5/4, 4-6pm A Restorative Sound Bath with Katie Down, MT-BC, LCAT
 

The Sound Bath is a sound-healing event designed to restore energy, awaken the senses through deep listening and
vibration, and decompress from life’s daily stressors. With mindfulness meditation, breathwork, and sound, we
engage in deep listening as an act of compassion and personal transformation. Sound Baths feature large 90% quartz
crystal bowls of high vibrational frequency, aligned with the chakra system. Also included are Tibetan bowls and
gongs, Biosonic tuning forks, Indian sruti boxes and voice.

$25 Includes essential oils and herbal tea
Please RSVP to: 34owls@gmail.com or 857-383-9786

Katie Down of Mindful Music Psychotherapy, is a music psychotherapist with a private practice in
New York. She facilitates sound baths and other sound workshops in New York and internationally for educational
and arts organizations, NGOs, and businesses. For more information go to mindfulmusicpsychotherapy.com

TESTIMONIES:
“That was the best massage I’ve ever had!” “Truly cleansing!”
“It altered my physical state and I felt changed and more grounded.”


Saturday, 5/10, 8pm Earthsound in Concert
 

Earthsound
Jason Davis, bass | Amir Milstein, flute | Doug Johnson, piano | Bertram Lehmann, drums

www.earthsoundmusic.net
$15 cover

Bassist Jason Davis and Earthsound present an adventurous program of original music and improvisation with beautiful recorded environmental sound from Costa Rica, Antarctica, Borneo, and other locales. Earthsound is a unique ensemble that expands the concept of “world music” to include the vast range of sounds of the natural world.

Earthsound has performed at notable venues in the Boston area, and their first CD Movement has been critically acclaimed.

This concert will also feature a work from Climate Stories Project, which incorporates the voices of people speaking about climate change into improvised music.

Jason Davis studied jazz bass with Bruce Gertz at Berklee College of Music, and obtained a Master's degree in classical bass performance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He also has an extensive background in environmental science and education, holds a Master’s degree in ecology from the University of Florida, and teaches environmental science to high school students.

Contact: Jason Davis, 781-738-4054, jasdav@gmail.com
Earthsound's first CD Movement will be on sale at the show.

Saturday, 5/17, 8pm Stan Strickland & Josh Rosen

Third Life Studio proudly presents
Stan Strickland & Josh Rosen

Stan Strickland ~ woodwinds, voice, percussion | Josh Rosen ~ piano, compositions
Bruno Raberg ~ bass | Dave Fox ~ drums

"Finishing each other's thoughts and phrases as these tunes wend their way from churchy soul-jazz
to more abstract precincts, Rosen and Strickland are more than just in sync -- they often sound like a
single musician playing two instruments." --Kevin R. Convey, Boston Herald

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/611869

For more info or advance tickets: 617-869-3014

"With the soul of an improv jam session, these two are one of the tastiest, new treats to come along
in a while." -- Chris Spector, Midwest Record

zigglezagglemusic.com. stanstrickland.net

Saturday, 6/14, 8pm Third Life Choreographers Series

Third Life Studio Choreographers Series
One night only!

Featuring work by Marin Orlosky-Randow, Marsha Parrilla/Danza Orgánica, Rozann Kraus,
Marta Moussa, Heather Bryce, Korrinne Richie, Contrapose Dance, Catherine Lenard

$15 General Admission, advance tickets online only! $20 at the door

$12 for Student/Seniors

purchase in advance for 25% discount: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/574308

Call (617) 388-3247 or email kelleydonovandance@gmail.com for info.

http://kddcompany.wordpress.com/

Photo Credit: Andreas Randow