maestro Alif Laila fuses her two passions of life (sitar & watercolor) in expressing the purity and spontaneity of nature in rural South Asia.
Raag Manj Khamaj from my CD 'Inner Voice'. The romantic and mysterious mood of this composition is enhanced by my water color painting images.
Fortunate to have been accompanied by tabla maestro Anindo Chatterjee.
Sitar & World percussion connecting humanity through world melodies that have migrated acrooss to distant lands!
Featured percussionist: Tanmoy Bose - a pioneer of world music
Inauguration of sitar/saxophone CD, I Am A River & 40th Anniversary celebrations of US/Bangladesh relations
Raag Abhogi - short Alap/Jor/Jhala Sitar & Dance
A Unique and Unprecedented Indian Classical Sitar & Drums Concert by Alif Laila & Felipe Cotta!
A Unique Musical Conversation Between Sitar & Cello
An audio visual expressioon of Raag Jaijawanti. Audio track from my album Celebrating Bulbul.
Track: I Am A River
I became Ustad Mir Qasem Khan's 'shishya' ((student for life) almost 50 yrs from now. My guru is no more but I am continuing to learn from all that he has taught me. Back then moments were not recorded moments with the continuous clicking of camers. I have preserved every moment with him in the camera of my mind and heart. Just recently I created this image with one of his very old photos and my recent photo. This image symbolizes the continuity of music ,love and devotion.