Sheela Bringi with Clinton Patterson, Miles Shrewsbery, & Brent Kuecker
An evening of ethereal music from Hindustani harpist, singer, and bansuri flautist Sheela Bringi. She presents her beautiful re-imaginings of traditional Indian classical, devotional and folk songs interspersed with tales of love and lore from the velvet-voiced Clinton Patterson. They will be joined by San Diego tabla artist Miles Shrewsbery and bassist Brent Kuecker. This evening will bring together the mysticism of Indian music and the soul of American roots music… Not to be missed!
"Meet the harpist using traditional Indian music and American jazz to ‘bridge worlds’."
– NBC Asian America
"Indian music expands to accommodate the spirit and whatever human circumstances enclose it; Hip-hop, Balkan music and the blues all meld within grooves that only gain intensity from the reformulations Bringi and her collaborators explore."
– National Public Radio
"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
"It isn’t often you hear a harp in Indian music these days. Or a trumpet, or a didgeridoo, or a blues guitar riff, for that matter. That Sheela Bringi incorporates them all as fluid, organic-sounding elements of her music is a testament to her artistry and that of trumpeter/producer Clinton Patterson, as well as their vision of the common ground connecting different cultures…"
– Pasadena Weekly
More about 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.
General Admission $20
Premium General Seating $25
Online Processing Fee $2
Children under 5 are free, but must sit on a ticket holder’s lap.
Doors open at 6:45 PM and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.
Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
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