Jugalbandi: A Musical Friendship in the Himalayas

Type: Performance
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: K-8
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In Indian classical music, a Jugalbandi is a duet in which each musician is on equal footing. Grammy-nominated Indian “talking drum” player Sandeep Das, and Chinese-American master violinist and erhu player, Shaw Pong Liu, join forces in this thrilling program, which takes audiences on a cross-cultural adventure from India to China to the mountains in between. Exploring traditional music and language from both India and China, as well as the power of music to tell stories and communicate across cultures, Sandeep and Shaw Pong embody a special musical friendship that inspires listeners of all ages to discover the deep joy of making and enjoying music together.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: Music, Indian Music, Chinese Music, Geography, Cultural Exchange, The Silk Road

Single Show: $1,150

Back-To-Back: $1,950

Three-In-A-Row: $2,760

Four-In-A-Row: $3,565

Travel Fee: based upon mileage

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


2 reserved parking spots

2 microphones (SM 57 or SM58) connected to sound system

2 microphone stands, one with boom

1 XLR input into soundboard (performer provides mic)

Performance Space Requirements:

Stage or raised platform at least 4' W x 4' L X 2 ' H
Rug or carpet to cover platform (image)
Minimum space for performers: 5x8 feet
One armless chair

Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes

Strike time: 15 minutes

Time needed between performances: 15 minutes

Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students. Grades should be consecutive. Teacher participation is expected.

1-2 artists (double mileage below to account for initial and return trip)