Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cost : $25 

The Indian Musical Concepts will be explained in terms of Western Musical Terminology and how they may be applied in today's musical landscape In this workshop the subjects covered will include:

- Indian Singing 
- Bansuri Flute
- Tabla
- Harmonium
- How these instruments relate to each other

This workshop is led by Vinod Prasanna (bansuri flute and singing) and Afroz Koya (singing, tabla and harmonium). Between them they share a depth of practical and theoretical knowledge with over 55 years combined experience performing both nationally and internationally and have been teaching music for over 30 years.

Introductory ideas and concepts presented will Include:

- The inter-relationship between the Indian Sargam and Western Musical Scales
- Indian Raga System
- Subtle differences between Western and Indian musical ornamentation
- Indian Tala (rhythm) System

For further information or to register your place please email
212a Whitehall Street, Yarraville, Victoria, Australia 3013

Monday, 28 July 2014


Amanaska will be touring in Western Australia with Musica Viva in Schools in August, with 65 shows in 32 days! Looking forward to seeing the south west and being back in Perth again.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Sound of India

Vinod Prasanna and Jay Dabgar 

 Vinod Prasanna shines as an outstanding performer of authentic traditional and contemporary Indian music. Vinod’s emotive melodies, exquisite improvisations and divine flute song distinguish his performance of Indian classical, world and meditation music. Simply, Indian music at its finest.

Jay started learning Tabla at the age of five. Initially, he learnt the 'Delhi-Ajrada-Gharana Style' under the tutelage of Shree Divyang Vakil, a renowned percussionist and teacher, who was a disciple of late Ustad Allarakha Khan.

At the age of nine, Jay's father took him to the 'Saptak School of Music' to further his learning of Tabla and also to render him a holistic idea about Indian music. 'Saptak School of Music' is an institution which promotes authentic traditional Indian classical music. Here, he started getting systematic training of the 'Benaras-Gharana Style' playing, from his gurus late Pt. Nandan Mehta and Pt. Puran Maharaj, who are both, disciples of late Padma Bhushan Maestro Pt. Kishan Maharaj 

Ticket : $25 /  $18