An evening of ethereal music from Hindustani harpist, singer, and bansuri flautist Sheela Bringi: Classical Indian songs reimagined for the harp + voice, soulful devotional ballads (bhajans), Indian folk melodies and original songs. With Wallace Harvey Jr. - violin, William Rossel - tabla, and Brent Kuecker- harmonium.
Red Poppy Art House at 8pm on February 16, 2018
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 at the door. Get your tickets here.
Listen to Sheela’s music on YouTube: www.youtube.com/SheelaBringi
To learn more visit her website: www.sheelabringi.com.
"Meet the harpist using traditional Indian music and American jazz to 'bridge worlds'" - NBC Asian America
"…It succeeds because [Sheela Bringi] is respectful of the original material and is an excellent musician, matching her cool, clear vocals against her skills on the harp, harmonium and bansuri bamboo flute…” - The Guardian UK
"...a captivating synthesis of East and West with Sheela’s exceptional voice soaring above all else. Sublime!" - Light of Consciousness Magazine
"Sheela Bringi...conveying her deep spiritual love in a way that even the most secular listener can relate to." - Yoga Journal
"This music isn’t just for your yoga practice" - National Public Radio
“Sheela’s classically trained voice and slightly avant-garde energy create magic.” - Yoga Chicago
:: Meet Sheela ::
Indian American musician Sheela Bringi has been exploring the connections between her ancestral and actual homelands her entire life. The singer and instrumentalist plays the harp, harmonium and bansuri (Indian classical bamboo flute). As a young woman Bringi was influenced by M.I.A. and Dead Can Dance, studied with Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk, while at the same time deepened her studies with Indian classical masters like Pandit G.S. Sachdev and Ustaad Aashish Khan. She has released two albums as a solo artist and recorded on 30+ albums including the 2016 Grammy-nominated Bhakti Without Borders. Bringi tours internationally and has collaborated with artists including Idan Raichel, Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, Dave Stringer and many others.