Classicial Southeast Asian, Indian Music at Hilo Library

October 30, 2015, 4:33 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:04 PM
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Autumn Southeast Asian and Indian classical music brought in by Laurie Kallis and Parashuram Bhandari will be performed at the Hilo Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Asian folk music pieces, alongside nuances and improvisation in Indian Classical Ragas, are in the lineup.

Kallis performs with a 22-string slide veena, which is similar to the Indian sitar and Hawaiian lap steel. She also plays the ancient 39-string Indian Sarangi and has classical training in Indian and Southeast Asian music. Kallis has studied in India, Nepal, and in Hawai’i with Naada Brahma Music Academy.

Bhandari is from Himalayan Nepal and studied music in Benares, India under the direction of Bacca Lal Mishra. He is the founder of Naada Brahma Music Academy. Bhandari performs and teaches at the academy and has also published a book, titled “The Hundred Color,” on Indian and Nepali music and sarangis.

The performance is free.


For more information, call 933-8890 or 933-8888, or e-mail [email protected]


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