India Music Hawai‘i
India Music Hawai‘i Band has been performing on the Big Island and O‘ahu for many years in venues from yoga studios to major festivals. Although the traditional sounds of improvisational Indian Raga and folksongs are the mainstay of the band music, original fusion pieces combining blues and Himalayan themes, dance compositions and interwoven Hindustani storytelling make for a unique experience.
Laurie Kali performs with a 22-string slide veena, an instrument similar to the Indian sitar and Hawaiian lap steel guitar. Laurie also plays the ancient 39-string Indian sarangi. She has classical training in Indian and South Asian Music. In addition, she plays Hawaiian Slack key and folk guitar.
Deborah Masterson, an Advanced TaKeTiNa Rhythm Teacher, has had a long association with the Halla Huhm Korean Dance studio in Honolulu. Her 30-year exploration of rhythm in its many forms includes West African dundun, Cuban and Congolese congas, dumbek, and frame drum. Deborah and Laurie currently offer workshops at various Big Island locations.