SONIC GRACE: Blue Lotus Trio & Naad Ensemble

Saturday Apr 11, 2015

Show 7:30pm / Doors 7pm.

Bridge and Enrich Lives Society

718 East 20th Ave.
Vancouver, BC

A sublime and innovative meeting of two world music groups from East and West (Canada and the World!).

The three members of Nova Scotia based world music ensemble, Blue Lotus Trio, are inspired by their passion for Indian music, Sufi poetry, Turkish rhythms, and the direct language of the love song, in its many manifestations. At times romantic, playful and meditative, their sound is intimate, acoustic and international – blending the warmth and beauty of songs in English, Sanskrit, Farsi and Turkish with the dynamic intensity of Indian and Middle Eastern drumming, and balanced over a smooth, focused layer of drone.

Blue Lotus Trio is: SAHARA NASR (voice, sarangi, guitar, frame drum), KEN SHORLEY (tabla, darabuka, riq, frame drums, saz, voice), HEIDI KALYANI (shruti box, tamboura, frame drum).

NAAD is a group of Vancouver-based artists, musicians and poets that seek to embody and transfer a cosmic experience through music, mantras, mystical poetry, storytelling and a dash of divine inspiration. Beautiful and rare sounds from around the world played with uncanny touch and groove. tHEIR eclectic world fusion music using rare and beautiful instruments from all over the world, producing everything from meditative soundscapes to upbeat, dance.