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Raymondji
Music of India in New England Jan 14, 2002 08:49 p.m.


Hello all!

My name is Ray, and although I've visited the tabla forum many a time, I am new here. I am presently living in NE Connecticut (please don't hold that against me), and I am not too sure how to find out when and where ICM artists perform in New England, never mind CT. Hariprasad Chaurasia played at the college I attend, but I missed out - he was there the year before I transfered. Go figure...

Any and all recources you could extend this way would be graciously accepted! You can either post them here and/or email me at raymondkingston@hotmail.com [/html].

Thank you much!
Ray

P.S. What does "Sri Sri" mean? I'll be asking a lot of questions like this... Thanks!

Russ
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 21, 2002 03:50 p.m.


Hey Ray;
Hanumanbaba uses Shi Shi all the time I see, especially jai jai sri sri when getting enthusiastic about something or someone. I wondered too. Help us out on that one, Hanumanbaba?
Probably best net resource is the Indian Classical Music section in the newgroups. I'm not sure exactly of the name, but something like alt.rec.music.indian.classical. I haven't looked it it in ages, but they used to advertise upcoming concerts by all kinds of classical musicians on there, and most of the concerts seemed to be mainly done in the New England area (your neck of the woods).
Another alternative is the Yahoo sitar club group. Free to join. Many of the posters are from New York or New Jersey. Sometimes a poster will make note of an upcoming concert.
Russ
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 22, 2002 11:24 a.m.


Shi Shi? I mean Sri Sri. Fingers faster than brain...Dohh!
neal
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 25, 2002 10:24 p.m.


Ray...Call Mithas. An organiztion at M.I.T. # is 617 258 7971. They'll send you the spring concert schedule . Mostly in and around Boston. Neal
neal
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 25, 2002 10:25 p.m.


Ray...Call Mithas. An organiztion at M.I.T. # is 617 258 7971. They'll send you the spring concert schedule . Mostly in and around Boston. Neal
neal
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 25, 2002 10:26 p.m.


Ray...Call Mithas. An organiztion at M.I.T. # is 617 258 7971. They'll send you the spring concert schedule . Mostly in and around Boston. Neal
HanumanBaba
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 27, 2002 08:58 a.m.


Hi Raymondji and Russ !!! ... I have been a bit slow answering your queries because I have been very busy with dance graduations (Arangetrams) .... helping with visiting SAGES and their musicians (Premukhswami from Gudgerat, India) .... helping with American/ Australian Buddhist Nun Robina Courtin's Tour .... and of course preparing for Lord Muruga's TAIPOOSAM ceremony/ procession tomorrow night .... Jai jai means VICTORY VICTORY !! .... Sri Sri means Honourable honourable !!! .... so ... Jai jai Sri Sri Raymondji !! means .... Victory, Success, to Very Honourable Raymondji .... Furthermore Sri is probably the SANSKRIT root-word for the English SIR .... Namaste/ Namaskarams for the time being.
Russ
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 29, 2002 09:48 a.m.


Took a look at the root origin of "sir". Intereting. Looks like it was derived from the Hindi "sirdar". Somehow made it into middle english and modified into "sire", later modified into modern English as sir. Origins of things we take for grated has always been fascinating to me.
Russ
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 28, 2002 04:47 p.m.


In that case, jai jai Sri Sri HanumanBaba! You sound like a very busy fellow indeed. Thanks for the info, understand it now. As a westerner, I don't want to appear too ignorant. We hear these words, but in many cases, we don't know the real meaning. Here's one from me. I've used the term Amadibad before, thinking it means blessings. Am I anywhere close?
HanumanBaba
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 29, 2002 04:39 p.m.


Good comment Sri RUSS .... Hindi is often considered a secular form of Sanskrit .... Many English/ European words can be traced back to it .... The only Ahmadabad I know is the Gudjerat city were Premukhswami (mentioned in my last post) comes from .... The Taipoosam festival and Swaminarayan visit/ procession were great successes with plenty of outdoor Tavil, Dolak, Kol, and Dol drumming .... and Cymbals, and Gongs .... and Tabla concerts indoors.
Raymondji
Re:Music of India in New England Jan 30, 2002 07:04 p.m.


Wow! Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! Sorry it took so long to check -- I've been away from the internet for a little while. I thank you for your information.
Ray
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