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Balkan Music in September – Sebastopol, SF and Berkeley

  • By tobias


Upcoming Concerts – Sebastopol, SF and Berkeley

Dear Friends,

We are very happy to have had so much wonderful music at our home recently. In July my veena teacher from India, R K Padmanabha, unexpectedly came to the bay area and we hosted a very intimate concert for him. There is a small unedited clip here. This month we were fortunate to have both Teslim and the Tim Weed Band play at our “Garden Party”. It was a mini music festival!

Special Concerts with Ryan Francesconi and Mirabai Peart

In the beginning of September, my dear friend of 13 years Ryan Francesconi and his wife, Mirabai Peart, are coming to Sebastopol to record an album of Ryan’s balkan music inspired compositions. Another long time friend, Paul Brown from Santa Fe, New Mexico will be joining us on upright bass. Together we will be performing 3 concerts in the bay area to share these incredible musician’s talents. Special guest Dan Cantrell will be joining us for the San Francisco and Berkeley concerts.

Ryan Francesconi is a composer, guitarist, balkan musician, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. Recent projects include arranging Joanna Newsom’s “Have One On Me“, a solo guitar record “Parables“, and “Road To Palios” – his latest album of duets with Mirabai Peart released by Bella Union

Sebastopol Saturday, September 13th

House Concert at Tobias & Kusuma’s 7:00 pm, Suggested donation $20 8478 Sonoma Ave Limited Seating, Please RSVP

San Francisco Sunday, September 14th w/ Dan Cantrell

House Concert at Sue and Alan’s 6:30 pm Tapas, drinks, conversation 7:30 pm Music Suggested donation $20 Outer Sunset in San Francisco Seating is limited! Reserve and get the address by calling 415-846-4003 or email [email protected]

Mirabai Peart studied at the Australian Institute of Music, the Sydney Conservatorium and her further studies have taken her to India, Greece, Turkey and the USA where she now resides in Portland, Oregon. She also performs with the improvising string quartet ‘the Noise‘. 

Berkeley Friday, September 19th w/ Dan Cantrell

The Hillside Club 7:00 pm Doors, 8:00 pm Music $20 general, $15 students & seniors, $10 Hillside Club members 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley


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Coming To America

  • By tobias

After a long Stay in India, my wife and I are planning our return to America in early 2013. We hope to see you then.