Tony Khalife, Dave Capriani, & Chris Payne

Heart opening world music songs and dancing with special guests JP Duboucheron (Violin),  Julia Zonic, & Rebecca Comerford

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7-10pm

Tony Khalife arrived in Los Angeles in 1984 with two guitars, tuition money and a handful of English words. At the Guitar Institute, his abilities as a guitarist were recognized and he had the privilege of playing with Al DiMeola. But his restless soul pushed him to grow and heal further. He became a direct disciple of Satguru Sant Keshavadas, a singing holy man, studying the life and songs of Indian saints and ancient Vedic rituals in Sanskrit, he served seven years as a Pujari at the Wishwa Shanti Ashrama in Oakland and learned the Tabla with great master drummer Ustad Zakir Hussain.

Dave Cipriani is a highly accomplished guitarist, songwriter and composer based in Los Angeles who performs on classical, electric, and (20-string) Indian slide guitar. He has self-produced 3 CD’s and has received awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts. Dave’s diverse background include studies with jazz great Charlie Byrd, classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, sitar master Jai Kishor, and Indian Slide guitar pioneer Pandit Barun Kumar Pal, a senior disciple of Ravi Shankar. Dave holds an MFA in North Indian Music at California Institute of the Arts, which included studies with Balkan/classical/flamenco guitarist Miroslav Tadic, Indian masters Ustad Aashish Khan and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, and classical guitarist Stuart Fox.

Christopher Payne is a multi-talented instrumentalist who offers original compositions, music scoring, effective string arrangements and sound
design services. Although primarily an acoustic / electric violinist, Chris embraces the technology available to modern musicians. He also plays a wide range of instruments such as mandolin, shakuhachi, Indian flute, theremin, voice, tenor guitar, keyboards and more. His specialty is a one-man string orchestra where violin, viola and cello are recorded and multi-tracked to sound identical to a huge ensemble.

$10-$20 suggested donation