Darbari S. Seth Foundation Conference on Nonviolence

Giving and Forgiving
Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center, Ursa Major Suite

Arohi Peace Concert
Saturday, November 19, 2016: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Free Concert.
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The Peace Concert by Arohi Ensemble will feature:

Paul Z. Livingstone is an international performing artist known for his virtuosity on the sitar and a colorful array of stringed instruments including fretless guitars and requintos of his own design. Paul is a dynamic performer in the rigorous improvisational realm of Indian classical music and through the vehicle of his own original ‘ragajazz chamber music’. He received his BFA & MFA from Cal Arts learning under Amiya Dasgupta, Rajeev Taranath, John Bergamo & Charlie Haden among others after which he became a protégé of the living legend maestro Ravi Shankar. He is the Founder & Artistic Director of the Sangeet School of World Music in Los Angeles and was also on the music faculty of Cal Arts for five years. Paul has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships for his unique work and leadership in the field of ‘world music synthesis’ as a composer, educator and ensemble leader. www.tanpura.com

Pedro Eustache is a highly creative multi-instrumental world music performer on solo woodwinds, reeds, a synthesist and composer with a unique, richly eclectic, personal voice rooted in his professional experience in the classical European, Jazz, Indian, Armenian, Arab, popular and electronic music forms. He received an MFA from Cal Arts, studied Indian music with Ravi Shankar and Hariprasad Chaurasia, and Armenian duduk with maestro Djivan Gasparian among others. Pedro has worked with artists such as Paul McCartney, Yanni, Alex Acuna, Shakira, James Newton, Anoushka Shankar and many others. He was principal solo flute for the Simon Bolivar/Venezuela Symphony Orchestra and has performed as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra among others.

Neel Agrawal is a tabla player and multi-percussionist integrating various musical traditions from across the world into his own unique voice. Neel has performed in a wide array of musical contexts, ranging from classical to contemporary, across the U.S. and India.

Peter Jacobson is a Cellist who performs with eclectic influences ranging from his western classical training, Indian music, to reggae, hip hop and other popular music styles. He has toured across the US, Mexico, Japan and Southeast Asia in a variety of settings from rock to classical. He performs regularly with chamber music ensembles and orchestras and has also studied the classical music of India for the past 8 years. He performs regularly with Southwest Chamber Music, Arohi Ensemble, DAKAH Hip Hop Orchestra and the Los Angeles String Collective. He is blessed and inspired to have recorded and performed with some of the finest hip hop producers, rock bands and jazz players.

Dave Lewis is sought after for his sharp musicality and proficiency as a drummer, as well for his extensive experience as a pianist and composer. From an early age, he studied classical and jazz piano, African drumming and drum set. At fourteen, he was featured on his first CD and at sixteen, became the youngest member of First Circle, a popular San Francisco Bay Area band. He completed his training at the Berklee College of Music as a scholarship recipient. Along with Arohi ensemble, Dave has performed with Joe Lovano, Sheila E., Jetro da Silva, Victor Mendoza, Bryan Baker, Jerome Kyles, Thaddeus Hogarth and Walfredo Reyes Sr., as well as his own quartet, and the Boston based alternative rock group, a'tris. www.davelewismusic.com

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