ART SHARE: 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA
(free parking across the street)
INDIARAB : A PAN EAST CONCERT OF STRINGS, SKINS, BEATS & WORDS IndiArab features the longtime friends Ronobir Lahiri and Karim Nagi. For 20 years they have influenced each other through immersion and absence. Both are fully trained in their classic instrumental traditions, and both have a passion for electronic music and performance art. Ronobir will feature music from his new CD "Hipnosis: Deep House Sitar" and Karim will feature music from his new CD "Detour Guide". Both will convene at the concert's conclusion with a Sitar and Egyptian Tabla duet.
RONOBIR LAHIRI : SITAR, ELECTRONICA, VOICE Ronobir Lahiri has been bothering and bothered by Indian music for more than two decades. After intense classical training as a teenager in Calcutta, India under Sri Deepak Choudhuri, the preeminent disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, he returned to America to begin a career in theatre, film, and television, both as a composer and actor. After graduating from Yale University in 1994 with a BA in Theater Studies and Literature, Ronobir spent the next several years in theater on Broadway, the Williamstown Theater Festival, the West End, and Hollywood. As an actor on the screen, he has appeared on Two and a Half Men, Bones, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Cold Case. He also played the title role in the King and I on 3 National Tours, in the US and the UK. After settling in Los Angeles, Ronobir began focusing on music, recording original albums and composing music for film and television.
KARIM NAGIi : PERCUSSION, ELECTRONICA, VOICE Karim Nagi is a native Egyptian and a former faculty member at the New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing his education show Arabiqa over the past 15 years, Mr. Nagi is also an international recording artist who has released 12 CDs and 5 DVDs. He has performed in notable places including Tainan University in Taiwan; Republic Theater in Guongzou, China; Theatre de la Ville in Paris; Brooklyn Art Museum; El-Sawi Concert Hall in Cairo; Royce Hall in UCLA; Smithsonian Freer Sackler Gallery in DC; National Theater in Verazdin, Croatia; Jesuit College in Cairo; and the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn Michigan. In addition to his expertise in traditional music and folk dance, Mr Nagi is a contemporary artist creating electronic music, multi media, and performance art.