LA Master Chorale at Disney Concert Hall

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I performed with the LA Master Chorale and sitarist Rajib Karmakar on Sunday, November 18 at 7pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall.



We performed as part of the oratorio This Love Between Us composed by Reena Esmail (she works with Street Symphony and Urban Voice Project). It is a 40-minute long work about unity, kindness, and being good to one another. The piece is in eight languages, and sets the canonical texts of seven major religious traditions in India. It is scored for sitar, tabla, choir and orchestra. The other piece on the program is the Bach Magnificat. More about the piece:


Robin Sukhadia, Saili Oak, and Rajib Karmakar with the LA Master Chorale

Robin Sukhadia, Saili Oak, and Rajib Karmakar with the LA Master Chorale

Performance at Shangri La - Hawaii

It was an honor and privilege to be invited to perform alongside my partner Neelanjana Banerjee at the magical Doris Duke estate, Shangri La, now known as the Foundation for Islamic Art in August 2018. We shared our art, in musical and literary forms, over a 50 minute span of time in the Mughal Suite of the estate. Thank you Konrad Ng and Asad Jafri for inviting us, and we hope to return soon!

View the complete performance on Facebook here:



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It's Lit Podcast with Anjoli Roy

My partner Neelanjana Banerjee and I were featured on Anjoli Roy's literary radio show hosted by the University of Hawaii at Honolulu in August 2018. Both of us shared our writings, and the influence of music on our art and aesthetics. 

Listen to the podcast here!

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UCLA Arts & Healing - Conference on Creativity and the Arts and Healing - April 28, 2018


Join us Saturday, April 28th, for a one-of-a-kind celebratory experience as part of our extraordinary second annual Conference on Creativity & the Arts in Healing

Immerse yourself in an embodied experience of rhythms from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, featuring an amazing lineup of drumming professionals. Each expert will offer a brief solo performance with insights into its cultural significance, followed by an opportunity for us to drum and/or dance along with these soul-stirring, riveting, and captivating rhythms.

Building on a tradition begun at last year's Saturday evening event, we will begin the evening at 6:30 pm with an international-themed buffet dinner followed by a facilitated group warm-up at 7:00 pm to get our rhythmic juices flowing. Art supplies will be available as well.

Open to all, including those not registered for the conference.


Saturday, April 28, 2018


6:30 to 9:00 pm


$45.00 (web rate; includes dinner buffet)

Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $50 pending availability.


Hilton Los Angeles Airport
5711 West Century Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045


"Eat More Mango" EP with Tarfia Faizullah & Brooklyn Shanti

Tarfia Faizullah and Brooklyn Shanti present a collision of poetry and bass heavy beats on Eat More Mango’s debut, “Nocturne”, releasing 3.6.18 via Someplace Called Brooklyn

There's a word in Bangla, the language of Bengal, for the kind of “kicking it” that goes on between good friends into the wee hours of mornings: Adda. Adda is the kind of hang where everyone present is trustingly vulnerable, and all feelings are allowed: Frustration, uncertainty, love, laughter and more. On Eat More Mango’s debut, Nocturne, poet Tarfia Faizullah and producer Brooklyn Shanti explore the possibility of communicating via spoken word and beat driven left of center hip-hop. Brought together by executive producer, Neelanjana Banerjee, who is also the managing editor at Kaya Press, the duo spent a week in a makeshift studio in Silverlake, California creating their EP. “We would walk around LA during the day, and once night fell we would be off into another world,” says Shanti, “we’re so stuck in a place where we have to constantly translate and code switch who we are as Bengalis in America, and around Tarfia and Neelanjana, I don’t need to do that – I’m free to just be an artist.” To round out the collaboration, the group invited LA-based Tablapusher to add percussive textures to their sonic backdrops.