Sangitanjali – June 17, 2007

Sunday morning recitals of Music and Dance
Dominion Arts Education Centre, Southall, London, UK
11.30am – 12.30am prompt, voluntary contribution

Shawn Mativetsky –tabla

Shawn Mativetsky
Versatile percussionist Shawn Mativetskyperforms in a variety of musical genres with dynamism and skill. Equally at home in Western classical and contemporary/new music, Indian classical music, and world music, Shawn also composes and performs music for dance and theatre. He is active in the promotion of the tabla and North Indian classical music through lectures, workshops, and performances across Canada and the United States. Based in Montreal, Shawn teaches tabla and percussion, both privately and at McGill University, where he directs the McGill Tabla Ensemble.

Shawn Mativetsky is a ganda-band disciple of Pandit Sharda Sahai of the Benares tabla gharana and has also studied tabla with Bob Becker. In addition, he has studied Western classical percussion with Pierre Béluse, D’Arcy Gray, Andrei Malashenko, and Robert Slapcoff, and the percussion of Kathakali dance-theatre with Bruno Paquet. Shawn holds a Master’s degree in music from McGill University and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

PRSF are proud to be supported by Tulsi tea
Supporting tea cultivation in India. In today’s stressful and challenging environment, Tulsi Tea makes an ideal accompaniment with its restorative properties, “The Elixir of Life”.

Sangitanjali refers to the worship of Sangeet.

Begin your Sunday in the heart of ‘Old Southall’ with an offering of
sangeet.  Enjoy sangeet in the company of lovers of music, dance and
the arts in an informal atmosphere of the ‘mehfil’.  Miss the rush hour
traffic, free parking on single yellow lines, time to shop, Roxy
restaurant next door, Paddington to Southall in 20 minutes and 5
minutes walk.

Although the prominence of Indian music has risen due to concerts in
high profile venues, the spontaneity which one gets in India is rarely
experienced here.  PRSF has a tradition of bringing the highest art
into the homes of anyone with a love of music where there is a student
or a listener. We wish to bring performers and audiences together in the intimate
atmosphere of the ‘mehfil’ to create a network of like minded people to
contribute to the creative re-growth in Southall.

With over 20 years experience of bringing the highest art to anyone
with a love of South Asian arts, PRSF is creating a learning resource
centre serviced by a dedicated team who work across arts and are happy
to talk. We are excited to do innovative things music around paintings,
listening to archival recordings, lecture series, plus recitals of
Carnatic Vocal, Bharatnatyam, Flute, Indian orchestra etc.  We welcome
your ideas.

Limited seating available.  For an idea of
numbers please email:

Dominion Arts Education Centre
112 The Green, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4BQ

Anjan Saha 07973 709 315
Frances  020 8841 1614


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