Roma musicians, KAL, from Serbia played an energetic session at the Milk Parlour Ballroom. The group’s name, KAL means “Black” in the Gypsy (or more properly Rom) language. The group performs high-energy dance music for all generations drawing from a number of Eastern European traditions, Balkan blues and modern rock. The lighting in the barn is conducive to forgetting about the outside world and transporting you to another place and time, but not so much for my digital camera. Use your imagination.
Bangladesh Night – Bloomsburg University, PA
Nandini performs at most of the events held by the Bengal Assoc of Bloomsburg (BABA). She specializes in Tagore song which often features nature and spiritual themes. Nandini is working on her debut CD at Mothership Studios.
We met Stan during the premiere of one of the Whitaker’s IMAX movies about Greece. The movie was sold out, but we got to meet Stan and talked with him about music a bit. He was very cordial and willing to talk about his experiences as a musician. Here he is playing the oud.
This picture was taken during the closing of the Mandala ceremony where the sand from the sand mandala is poured into the Susquehanna River. The procession of onlookers and monks is accompanied by the baying of trumpets and clamor of cymbals. Dumping the sand into the river represents impermanence and the cycle of all things.