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The Mishras – Live In The Temple

April 22, 2009 by claire

mishrasThis Friday, April 24th, the Indian classical sitar and tabla duo The Mishras will return to the Ashram to give a concert in the Temple of Divine Light.

From their home city of Benares, an ancient spiritual centre of traditional music and Hindu culture, the Mishras will be bringing classical North Indian ragas and folk music to Kootenay Bay.  Deobrat Mishra, son and disciple of leading Sitarist Pandit Shivnath Mishra, was born into a well-known musical family in the Benares Music Tradition. Following his father’s footsteps, Deobrat Mishra is one of India’s premiere and most talented young artists. Pandit Kumar Lal Mishra is one of the best tabla players of the Benares Music tradition. He studied tabla from a very young age with his father, the great tabla player Pandit Shamta Prashad Mishra.  This tour in April marks the first time these two master musicians have toured in North America together.

The Mishras have long been musical favourites at the Ashram as well as the surrounding communities – they have recently opened the Mishra School of Indian Classical Music in Nelson.

The concert will begin at 7pm. Tickets are still available through the Ashram Bookstore, as well as the East shore branch of the Nelson & District Credit Union and are $15 for adults and $10 for under 18yrs.  Call the Ashram at 250-227-9224 or toll free: 1-800-661-8711 to reserve tickets. Proceeds from the concert will benefit KLEECA, the Kootenay Lake Eastshore Eldercare Co-operative Association. Click here for a printable poster of the event (2.1 MB)

For more Mishra music, visit The Mishras and Deobrat Mishra on myspace.

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  1. Thanks for sending a sample of their music for us to enjoy from afar. Much Light

    Comment by Terri — April 22, 2009 @ 7:38 pm

  2. I saw the Mishras in Vancouver a few years ago, and they were amazing! I am so glad they are coming to the ashram!

    Comment by Cierra — April 23, 2009 @ 11:23 am

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