Performance Announcement


Music of the Himalayas

A concert of classical and folk music of Nepal


Saturday, April 18, 2015, 8:00–9:30 p.m.


Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:00–5:30 p.m.


Hawaii Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall

East-West Center




The Himalaya mountain range, home of Mt. Everest and the birthplace of the Buddha, is rich with history, art, and culture. These concerts will highlight the diverse musical traditions of the region, including both the folk music of Nepal and classical ragas. Acclaimed local and visiting artists will enchant audiences with the Nepali folk sarangi, classical sarangi, tabla drums, madal drums, bansuri flute, voice, and tanpura.




Parashuram Bhandari – sarangi (bowed lute)

Ram Kumar Singh – bansuri (bamboo flute)

Abhijit Banerjee – tabla (drums)

Anna Stirr – voice, madal (drums)

Babette Ackin – tanpura (plucked lute)





$20 general

$10 youth (17 & under), college students

$15 seniors (60+), military, EWC/UH faculty & staff | 1-800-838-3006 (24/7, toll-free) At the door, one hour before showtime



Generous support provided by Aston Hotels & Resorts and the Society of Nepalese in Hawai‘i (SNEHA)


EWC Arts Programs are supported by the Hawai‘i Pacific Rim Society, Friends of Hawai‘i Charities, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, Richard H. Cox, Barbara B. Smith, EWC Arts ‘Ohana members, and other generous donors.


For further information: 944-7177