Veronica Simas de Souza and I spent a week in Montréal rehearsing with Ziya Tabassian, an old friend from Montréal and India, and young master of Persian percussion. We explored the intersection of Hindustani and Persian music and dance (with a slight Arabic detour as well). The show, 'Golestan' was presented in the beautiful hall of Jeunesses Musicales. Couldn't have asked for a sweeter venue, and we were extra lucky to have my guru's daughter Dr. Sangeeta Shankar in atten
Once again giving accompaniment for the incomparable Veronica Simas de Souza. This time at Marlboro College with Mike Lukshis providing a brilliant tabla accompaniment. So cool to present Indian music with such sincere practitioners. None of us were brought up in the tradition, but all of us fell in love with it, and have pursued it seriously and with dedication. It's also always special for me personally to bring this art form to the place where I grew up. Performance Jo
I had the privilege of performing alongside my partner in crime and ultra-talented kathak danseuse, Veronica Simas de Souza, bringing Indian dance, music, and culture to my hometown of Brattleboro VT for the benefit of Planned Parenthood. It was an incredible evening of music, dance, color, and joy. Holi is the Indian festival of colors which is celebrated on March 21st this year. It is a celebration of the arrival of spring, fertility, color, love, and the triumph of good o
I had the honor of accompanying contemporary Kathak dancer Parul Shah at the Erasing Borders festival of Indian Dance in New York. We performed an original work, titled Enduring Silence, with original music by myself, violinist Trina Basu, and Narendra Budhakar on tabla. Parul's dance integrated elements of contemporary and abstract movement while using her foundation in traditional Kathak. You can read reviews of the performance from the NY Times and the Financial Times.
In January 2016, 19 artists converged at the Calangute Beach Resort for 8 days of dancing, playing music, thinking, feeling, creating, eating and sleeping art. All of this on the banks of the Arabian Sea. I spent several days giving lehera for this intensive Kathak workshop. The retreat was organised and conducted by my dear friend Kathak dancer/teacher Joanna de Souza from M-DO Kathak Toronto. Check out the video! https://www.facebook.com/shawn.barry.9/videos/101535769330979
3D-360 degree shooting for virtual reality medium with kathak dancer Veronica Simas de Souza and tabla artiste Amit Mishra. Shot by Brian D'Oliveira and Pierre Friquet. A Canadian-Brazilian-French-Indian-Peruvian-Venezuelan-Austrian-Trinidad-American project shot at Auroville (India). #photo #hot #3D #VR #gearsamsung #indianclassicaldancemusic #kathak #CelloJake #JakeCharkey #Cellosseries #CelloBollywood #IndianClassicalMusic #IndiaClassicalMusic #IndianCinema #IndianMusic #