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RE: sfbay-looper/vortex chanting jam

I'm interested!  I'm on the penninsula, play(?) ztar
w/ midi looping & breath-controlled yamaha VL-1
diddling.  I'm waiting for an EDP to arrive to try
looping various Indian percussion insruments (ghatam,
mridangam, tabla, kanjira, dholak), among other
things.  I've also studied Sanskrit for 12 years, &
know something about the 'mantra chanting thing'.

Re: Ali Akbar school - I've never taken classes there,
but have heard only good things about it.  Also check
out India Currents
http://www.indiacurrents.com/200004/classlst.htm - it
looks like there is someone who teaches in fremont. 
The printed copy might have more east-bay teachers. 
Your best bet might for an east-bay hindustani music
teacher might be to post a query to


> Let me know... I'm actually thinking of studying
> table and voice at the Ali
> Akbar Khan school soon, too. Do you know much about
> that program? And/or do
> you know any tabla teachers in the East Bay?


> >I chant Sanskrit mantras mixed in with favorite
> rock lyrics into a Vortex
> >and a Digitech Vocalist Harmonizer to create live
> mantra events with
> >drummers and didge. 

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