Mehfil: a gathering of creative souls exploring musical landscapes across cultures. In 2013 Chinmaya began organizing monthly musical get-togethers with top visiting and resident artists. These events take place in an intimate atmosphere in a magical garden setting in the village of Assagao, Goa, India. Local composer/singer Sandeep Srivastav continues the tradition and the Mehfil in now (2018) in it’s 52nd incarnation.” For more information: induslivearts at gmail.com
Below are some videos from the early days
Zilla Kafi on sarod by Chinmaya Dunster
with Mohit Sharma (tabla). Highlight from the 2nd Assagao Mehfil in Assagao, 2nd March 2013.
Improvisations in Dadra Taal
with Edwin Hanguman (hung), Mohit Sharma (tabla). Highlight from the 2nd Assagao Mehfil, Assagao village, 2nd March 2013.
‘Mela’ by Sandeep Srivastav
with Kishan and Ramadhan Suissa (percussion), Colin Laguna (sax) and Chinmaya Dunster (guitar and keys). Highlight from the 1st Assagao Mehfil, Assagao village, Feb 2013.
The Auckland Mehfil takes place in the stunning setting of Blockhouse Bay Boatclub, with the ocean surrounding the venue at high tide.