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Event Archive - Masala Sunset: Lehera, Beats Without Borders

Thu. July 27th 2006 @  5570 Blenheim st (All Ages)
6:30 pm - 11 pm doors at 6 pm
$25/ $15
Tickets at: Highlife Records,, at the door
Presented by: In the House Festival, Beats Without Borders
On July 27th, In the House is very excited to be teaming up with Beats Without Borders for "Masala Sunset," a gorgeous evening of Indian food and music followed by an exciting of night of dancing to some funky world beats.

Opening the evening is a buffet of delicious Indian food served in a delectable garden, surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers.

Dinner is followed by a live concert by the Indian trio Lehera. Lehera was born on a recent visit by Indo-Canadian musician Prashant John to Bangalore, India. The trio brings together their roots in Hindustani, Carnatic and Western music to create a sound that is both energetic and contemplative. Their natural sense of melodic improvisation is boundless and joyful. Prashant (guitar, flutes, vocals)is joined by Prakash Sontakke (hindustani slide guitar, violin, vocals) and Karthik S. (ghatam, mridangam, various percussion). Soaring classical Indian vocals intertwine with exquisite Hindustani slide guitar, violin, bamboo flutes, English vocals and various Indian languages. They are in turn driven by exciting Kannakol (Carnatic drum language), Ghatam (Clay pot drum) and world percussion peppered with funky six string acoustic guitar excursions. Skirting fusionish clichés, Lehera wanders freely into the realm of rhythm and melody.

After the live concert, join us in the living room for some dancing with Beats Without Borders djs Lady Ra and Nils. The Beats Without Borders Collective is made up of 4 established world beat DJs, who spin the best dance music on the planet... from funked out afrobeat to sexy middle-eastern bellydance to bangin' bhangra, they rock the party, guaranteed.

In the House is a multi-cultural, eclectic, and original experience. Live performance is brought into people's living rooms and backyards. The proximity of the audience to the performers creates a warm sense of intimacy that is rarely, if ever, found in traditional venues. In the House is about bringing all kinds of performing arts to the public in an accessible way; it's about showing just how much talent exists in this city and it's about building community, friendships, and relationships.

6:30 pm - dinner
7:30 pm - Lehera
9:30-11 pm Beats Without Borders


Dinner + show: $25.00 (tickets are limited to 70 for dinner. You MUST purchase your ticket ahead of time for dinner. You can purchase them up until and including July 23rd)
Show only (130 tickets available - includes both Lehera and Beats Without Borders): $15.00 Tickets are available at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Drive) or on-line at

Address: 5570 Blenheim St.

For more information, please call Myriam at 604-874-9325 or email at

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