Join us for an evening of beautiful world music Saturday, June 8th with Atmasandhi & Dave Cipriani! Atmasandhi is an eclectic & colorful blend of music weaving together rich tapestry of far Eastern Indian Classical Music with vibrant Spanish Guitar, energetic Afro Cuban Rhythms and Drums. Together they create music that has a feel of rock with some swift guitar riffs, some folk sounds and some improvisations like jazz and is infused with sounds and rhythms of India. Atmasandhi is truly a beautiful fusion – a musical journey for the senses.
Atmasandhi was formed by Indian Classical Vocalist Kamini. Coming from a traditional Indian Classical background but having an urge to create something new and experiment with different sounds, Kamini created Atmasandhi to explore the world of music. Soon Sam Ortolano and Manohar Gurung joined to complete the World Music Band. These three musicians continue to create new songs and sounds everyday. All three of them are highly skilled and seasoned musician that come from a very different musical background but are able to focus on the music that they create seamlessly. Their songs are heavily influenced by Indian Classical elements as well as rhythmic guitar riffs. Some songs have elements of improvisations bringing in elements of jazz music. Their songs are light and colorful and have a wow factor. They flow like a stream but have an element of surprise that makes it very interesting and joyful for listeners.
Dave Cipriani is a highly accomplished guitarist, songwriter, and composer based in Ojai, CA who performs on 7-string classical & electric, and (20-string) Indian slide guitar. He has self-produced 4 CD’s and has received awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts. Dave's diverse background include studies with jazz great Charlie Byrd, classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, sitar master Jai Kishor, and Indian Slide guitar pioneer Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar.
Dave holds an MFA in North Indian Music at California Institute of the Arts, which included studies with Balkan/classical/flamenco guitarist Miroslav Tadic, Indian masters Ustad Aashish Khan and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, and classical guitarist Stuart Fox. Dave leads the world fusion band Mahadev, and performs at concert venues and yoga studios in the LA area. This concert begins at 7:30, and there is a $20 suggested donation at the door.