- Serving Los Angeles CA
Bring a seasoned veteran of the Sitar and Theater world to perform at your upcoming event. Ronobir's mastery of the beautifully unique instrument and comfort in performance settings make him an ideal candidate to play for your party.
Ronobir Lahiri has been playing sitar for 25 years. After intense classical training in Calcutta, India, under Sri Deepak Choudhuri, the pre-eminent disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, he returned to the USA and made a departure from the strict classical form.
With a head full of Indian melody, he began to explore the parallels between the cyclical narrative form of raga and tala, and brought on board the hypnotic, relentless evolving repetition of house music. Drawing inspiration from Philip Glass, Jerry Garcia, Miles Davis, among others, the new album, "Hypnosis," is an epic blend of Indian and club, creating an auditory environment that is at once uplifting and meditative, energetic and chilled out, spiritual and intensely visceral.
'Hypnosis: Deep House Sitar,' was released on the Hearts of Space label in 2014, for Valley Entertainment, and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and many other digital retailers.
In 2013 he was featured on Katy Perry's album Prism, the song "Legendary Lovers," and plays a eloquent sitar solo on Ziggy Marley's 2014 album Fly Rasta, the song "Sunshine." He performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 2013 with the Blue Man Group and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Ronobir is also an accomplished an oft-recognized actor, with credits spanning Broadway, the West End, and television shows such as 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Bones,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'The Sopranos,' 'Two and a Half Men,' 'Cold Case,' and many others. He was semi-famous in India for a while, after creating the role of Jagjit Singh in the cult Indian-American classic, 'American Desi.'
Ronobir has played at over 100 weddings in California over the past 7 years, and has grown adept at providing both the appropriately formal, classical tone for the ceremony, as well as a relaxed, chilled-out and social vibe that's perfect for the cocktail hour. With a mastery of both the Indian tradition, as well as a diverse repertoire of popular and current music, any occasion with Ronobir providing the music is sure to be memorable, beautiful, and very often sublime.
Among other cities, Ronobir Lahiri may serve the following areas: Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Southern California, Long Beach, Pasadena, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Inglewood, Burbank, City of Industry, Santa Monica, Whittier, Torrance, Canoga Park, Northridge, Woodland Hills, Alhambra, Lakewood, Lancaster, Pomona, La Puente, Palmdale, Sherman Oaks, Venice, Beverly Hills, Carson, Compton, El Monte, Encino, Hollywood
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