Shankh Lahiri & Friends – A Unique Indian Flamenco Fusion Project at Fogartyville in Sarasota
Under the leadership of internationally touring musician, music composer and educator Shankh Lahiri, this unique Indian Flamenco Fusion project offers an authentic taste of Raga Music from India with a fresh, modern feel of Spanish Flamenco music. Joining Shankh will be Don Soledad (flamenco guitar) and Kanada Narahari (sitar). Shankh & Friends will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Saturday, May 8 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for the general public. Advance tickets are available at WSLR.
With strong traditional Indian Classical Music training and wide performing experiences in World Music, Lahiri has achieved a deep understanding of Cultural Music and gained a reputation as a highly creative and innovative concert performer in both Classical and World Music genres. He is the Founder and Director of Shruti Foundation & Shruti School of Music – a fast growing music organization in USA that promotes the rich Art of Indian Classical Music as well as cultural and intercultural music through its ongoing classes, concerts and workshops.
Inspired by the guitar of flamenco legend; Paco de Lucia, Don Soledad cultivated his sophisticated, soulful sounds in Northern, California, beginning with his early guitar studies with the great Spanish flamenco maestros – Mariano de Cordobá and Agustin Ríos – the nephew of legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor. His studies continued in the Southern region of Spain; Andalucía in the city of Jerez de la Frontera – with guitarist Juan Diego Mateos. Soon thereafter, he was performing shows in San Francisco and the Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries.
As a performer and recording artist, he has worked with talents in a variety of genres including rock singer Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Jazz bassist Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin and Garage Mahal) and opening for the late Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell. Upon his departure from the West Coast, Don has been a mainstay in the Florida and US professional talent pool performing with his band — The Don Soledad Group and recently winning 1st place at Orlando’s ‘FusionFest 2020’ for ‘Best Musician’ category.
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
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