PAST EVENTS

 

2017

 

belly dance BoulderHamsa Arts Dance Performance

Part of the Boulder Public Library "Dance for Every Body" Dance Showcase - FREE

SUNDAY, NOV 5, 2:15 & 2:55pm
Note times are approximate: We will be performing 2 sets between 2 and 3pm (first Persian Classical Dance and then Belly Dance).
in the Canyon Theater, Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe, Ave.

 

2016


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Concert Featuring Kirtan, Indian & African fusion
with special guest Lis Addison

Wednesday, September 14, 6pm - 7:45pm

Join us for an ecstatic evening of kirtan (sacred chants),
mixed with Indian ragas and traditional African sounds in an uplifting fusion.
Visiting artist, Lis Addison is an award winning singer, composer, and dancer,
as well as founder of KiVo - Kinetic Voice - a circle dance-song practice which
supports communities in East Africa.
With Jeffrey Rodgers on tabla & Megan Yalkut on sarod and vocals.

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Hamsa Arts Persian & Belly Dance Performance
Saturday, June 25, 2016

belly dance BoulderAt the International Festival
on Pearl St (in front of the Court House)

Time: 3pm.
(times may shift slightly)
FREE

 

Lebanese Simon Sarkis in Boulder

We are so excited to have this fresh, new talent and wealth of knowledge here in Colorado!!

Belly Dance ClassesGala Show! "Memories of the Mediterranean"

Featuring Lebanese Simon Sarkis and local guests artists performing a variety of traditional dance styles. Megan of Hamsa Arts will be presenting Persian Classical dance.
Click on the poster to enlarge.

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

7:00pm / Doors at 6:30pm

At Unity Spiritual Center in Boulder, CO
2855 Folsom St.
Boulder, CO 80304

Tickets:$15, Buy tickets online here.

Workshops with Lebanese Simon

SATURDAY February 27th BOULDER WORKSHOPS
at Kinesis Studio. Dont miss this rare opportunity to study with someone from the source!

Full info and registration on saidiebellydancer.com

 

 

2015

belly dance BoulderHamsa Arts Dance Performance

Part of the Boulder Public Library "Dance for Every Body" Dance Showcase - FREE

SATURDAY, NOV 7, 1pm
Note times are approximate: We will be performing 2 sets between 1 - 2pm (one Belly Dance, and the other Persian Classical Dance).
in the Canyon Theater, Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe, Ave.

 

belly dance show Boulder"DANCES OF THE DESERT"

Belly Dance Extravaganza at SHINE Restaurant & Gathering Place

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Featuring performances by Megan and Hamsa Arts Dance, Georgia Michelle, Natasha, Sahara Silk Road Dancers, Habina, Christine Figure 8ís, Amina, Beledi Dance Caravan and Tribe Nawaar.
$5 Cover. Please come support your local artists!

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2014

 

belly dance BoulderHamsa Arts Belly Dance Performance

Part of the Boulder Public Library "Dance for Every Body" Dance Showcase - FREE

SATURDAY, NOV 8 around 3:30pm in the Canyon Theater, Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe, Ave.

 

Indian Music Boulder CO

Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 7:30pm
MUSIC OF INDIA CONCERT

Megan Yalkut - sarode, vocals & harmonium
Jeffrey Rodgers - tabla

at the Trident Cafe (in the back in the Sandbox Theater)
940 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO.
$5 cover.

> Read more about the artists here

 

Hamsa Arts presents:

An Evening of Raag & Taal

Enjoy the blissful sounds of sitar and tabla
performed by two masters of the tradition
Will Marsh - sitar
Jeffrey Rodgers - tabla

in an intimate home concert setting! 

Nepal Dance and Music

SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 7pm
Hamsa Arts: 1919 Spruce ST, Boulder

Suggested Donation: $10-20. Click here to view the flyer for more info (pdf)

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More about these wonderful visiting artists:

Will Marsh - www.willmarshmusic.com

Jeffrey Rodgers - www.yogitar.com/jeffrey.html

 

Thursday, February 27, 6-8pm

Megan Yalkut & Jeffrey Rodgers
will be performing on sarode and tabla

at the Dragon Tree Spa (for their product launch party)
1521 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

 

 

2013

House Concert!! Sunday Sept 1st, 2013

with Ariana Saraha
7pm "gathering time", 8pm concert

Rajeev Taranath April 2013

Ariana Saraha returns to Boulder to enchant us with her magical, mystical voice and music with a semi private house concert hosted by Hamsa Arts. Check out her music: www.arianasaraha.com.

At Hamsa Arts, 1919 Spruce ST, Boulder

Saturday August 31, 2013

Megan will be performing dance at the
MOONLITE XCURSION TOUR:
GALA WORLD DANCE SHOW

Doors 6:30, show 7-9pm
$10 or $7 + non-perishable food or toiletry item.
At the United Church of Broomfield, 825 Kohl ST.

POVERTY BENEFIT MEAL 5-6:30pm
World Cuisine Soups & Breads, suggested donation $10

View the poster for more info

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Megan & Students Belly Dance Performance

belly dance BoulderAt the Boulder Creek Festival
on the Community Dance Stage
(Canyon side near the Boulder Public Library)

Time: 11:30am - noon
(times may shift slightly)

Afternoon of Indian Music & Dance, featuring master musician Rajeev Taranath

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2013
2:00 - 4:30pm

Rajeev Taranath April 2013

with Abhiman Kaushal on tabla

Abhiman

Kathak dancesarod by MeganOpening the program will be a half hour presentation on kathak dance by Dr. Sarah Morelli, accompanied by Megan Yalkut on sarode and Abhiman Kaushal on tabla.

At the Denver Art Museum.

Tickets & information at DenverArtMuseum.org

Acclaimed instrumentalist Rajeev Taranath is one of India's leading masters of the sarod, the lyrical and richly textured relative of the lute. Accompanied by outstanding tabla (small drum) artist Abhiman Kaushal, much sought after for his sensitive accompaniment and intense solo playing, Master Musician Taranath enchants his audience for a wonderful afternoon of Indian classical music.

Sarah Morelli, professor of world music at DU, supplies explanations, color, and the exquisite movement of classical Indian dance as a counterpoint.

 

2012

TIBETAN THANGKA ART WORKSHOP #1- Drawing the Buddha

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2012
2 - 5 pm

Buddha drawingThis first workshop in the Thangka Painting series will focus on the fundamentals of drawing. In traditional Tibetan learning, the student will continue drawing practice for months or even years before they progress on to painting, but here in the faster paced West we will dedicate one workshop to this basis for the art, for each student to continue practicing on their own.

Our goal for the workshop will be to draw the Buddha you see to the right, beginning with understanding the sacred geometry of the diety, using a thigse (grid). The process bears a strong resemblance to "drawing from the right side of the brain" and is beneficial to those wishing to strengthen their drawing/seeing skills in general. We will start with pencil and optionally move on to inking and/or shading.

Materials required:

  • Drawing pad (preferably acid free and good for ink drawings), 8.5x11 or larger
  • Drawing pencils (HB, H2, and H4 are ideal for thangka art. Mechanical pencils are very good but regular will be acceptable)
  • Eraser (kneaded recommended) & sharpener
  • Ruler/straight edge
  • Optional (for inking): Liner brush: 10/0 (Golden Taklon or something comparable - soft synthetic with good point)
  • Optional (for inking): waterproof black drawing ink

 

Hamsa Arts presents a very special home concert:

"Quiet Amidst the.."
Tracey Schmidt performs Poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Mary Oliver & herself
with Megan Yalkut on sarod & Matthew Cox on tabla

Part of Tracey Schmidt's national tour

Tracey Shmidt

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012, 7pm

Hamsa Arts - 1919 Spruce ST, Boulder

More info about the artists: Tracey Schmidt | Matthew Cox | Megan Yalkut

 

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Megan & Students Perform
Persian Classical Dance
Saturday, May 26

At the Boulder Creek Festival
Time: 12:30 - 12:45pm (approx)
On the Dance Stage near the Boulder Public Library Canyon side entrance.
FREE
View the full schedule

AND
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Part of the VAC International Festival
Time: 3 - 3:30pm
On the Pearl St mall, in front of the Court house in the "dance tent".
FREE
View the VAC website

 

CONCERT:
Music & Dance of Nepal/India

Paul Livingstone - sitar
Pandit Homnath Upadhyaya - tabla
& Mamta Upadhyaya performs
DANCES RARELY SEEN IN THE WEST! 

Nepal Dance and Music

ADDED ONE LAST SHOW!!!
SUNDAY, APRIL 1st

in an intimate home concert setting
7pm
Hamsa Arts: 1919 Spruce ST,
Boulder

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More info about these wonderful visiting artists:

Paul Livingstone - www.tanpura.com

Homnath Upadhyaya (from Kathmandu Nepal) - www.homnathtabla.com

 

 

Hamsa Arts

Megan will perform a Persian Dance on April 2nd
and accompany
Jeffrey Rodgers in a Tabla Solo.

As part of
BIG TIME! FRINGE FESTIVAL
7-9pm, Folsom ST Coffee House,
Boulder - FREE!
More info on Facebook

 

 

 

2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011
Beginning 4pm

at 177 Francis St, Longmont

Guru Purnima Concert

Rose Garden Music Concert, Party & Bonfire

Featuring (in reverse performance order):
Special guest: David Trasoff, Sarod
Roshan Bhartiya, Sitar
The Rhythm Mystics
(Clay Kirkland, Harmonica/Vocals
Jeffrey Rodgers, Tabla/Hammered Dulcimer
Megan Yalkut, Sarod/Vocals
Joe Diamo, Percussion/Keyboards)
Kabir, Vocal & Flute
Nabin Shrestha, Tabla
& Student Performances

 

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Megan & students belly dance performance

belly dance BoulderPart of the VAC International Festival

Time: 2:30 - 3pm
On the Pearl St mall,
in front of the Court house in the "dance tent"
FREE

View the VAC website

 

 

Sunday, May 22
The Rhythm Mystics
A special home concert experience
The Band's Boulder Debut!

Rhythm Mystics

An exciting blend of East meets West, the Rhythm Mystics include Clay Kirkland: vocals and harmonica, Megan Yalkut: sarode and vocals, Jeffrey Rodgers: hammered dulcimer and tabla, and Joe Diamo:  percussion and piano.The Rhythm Mystics explore a world fusion approach to Beatles, blues, jazz, original mixes, plus classical Indian raga, Celtic, and everything inbetween...

At Hansa Arts, 1919 Spruce ST, Boulder CO.
Potluck and party to follow concert.

 

Hamsa Arts is hosting a special event:
Rajasthani Gypsy Dance Workshop

With Special Guest Teacher Annya Ishtara

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 6 - 8pm

at Hamsa Arts, 1919 Spruce ST Boulder


Rajasthani Gypsy DanceRajasthani Gypsy or Kalbelia Dance is fun, lively, folkloric and non-technical. It is characterized by rhythmic stomps and kicks everchanging hand movements, spinning, and dancing on the ground and with partners. It is a dance for fun and celebration. Many people have seen this dance in the Indian portion of the film Latcho Drom.

Annya Ishtara studied dance with Kalbelia women in Rajasthan, India.The Kalbelia people are the gypsies of Rajasthan.  Snake charming is one of the traditional occupations of these formerly nomadic people.  Many scholars believe that gypsies originated in northwest India (the area of Rajasthan) and traveled through Asia to Egypt, Turkey, and beyond into Europe and other parts of the world.  As part of understanding one of the many roots of bellydance, Annya went to India to learn dances of the Kalbelia people.  She also studied Ghoomar Ladies Dance, another folkloric dance, while in Rajasthan.
Annya's website is www.annya-ishtara-dance.com

 

2010

 

A very special evening of Music from India & Nepal!

Featuring Pandit Homnath Upadhyaya on Tabla
& Megan Yalkut on Sarode

SUNDAY, DEC 19, 7pm

at Hamsa Arts, 1919 Spruce ST Boulder

Pandit Homnath Upadhyaya is a master tabla player from Nepal, who has performed world wide with many renowned artists. We are honored to have him in the humble setting of a Boulder home concert, a very special opportunity to watch a master up close!
More about Homnath at http://www.homnathtabla.com/

 
Megan Yalkut performing with Pandit Homnath Upadhyaya at Berry College, GA.

 

Megan & students belly dance performances

Part of the Boulder Public Library "Dance for Every Body" Dance Showcase - FREE

belly dance BoulderSATURDAY, NOV 6 at 2pm in the Canyon Theater, Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe, Ave.

AND

MONDAY, NOV 1 at 7pm at Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Rd.

 

 

Guru Purnima Music Festival:
Sunday, July 25, 4 pm till late
Willow Farm - 11898 North 75th ST, Longmont, CO

Vinata Gangoli, Vocal
Nabin Shreshta, Tabla
Roshan Bhartiya, Sitar
Jeffrey Rodgers, Tabla
Megan Yalkut, Sarod
Clay Kirkland, Harmonica
Joe Diamo, Percussion
Ram Raymond, Sitar
& Student Performances
Plus Special Guests

Click to VIEW THE ONLINE NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT with more info and directions

 

Saturday, June 12, 2010
Megan & students belly dance performance

Part of the VAC International Festival

Time: 3:30 - 4pm
On the Pearl St mall, in front of the Court house in the "dance tent".
FREE

View the VAC website

 

 

Saturday April 24, 2010
Classical Indian Music & Dance

kathakA performance of the classical music and dance traditions from North India with a brief introductory lecture by University of Denver Professor of Ethnomusicology, Sarah Morelli

Featuring Sarah Morelli: kathak dance, Megan Yalkut: sarode, Nabin Shreshtha: tabla. Also featured is Joginder Singh Virdiji: vocals.

2:30 - 5pm
Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building, Denver Art Museum

Monday April 19, 2010
Megan & students belly dance performance

belly dance BoulderPart of the Boulder Public Library "Step to the Pulse" show

Time: 5 - 5:15pm in the Canyon side gallery, and 5:15 - 5:30 in the Arapahoe side gallery. FREE

VIEW THE COLOR POSTER!

 

 

Saturday, April 17, 2010, 8pm
The Rhythm Mystics (part of the "Top of the Hill" Concert)
Tuft Theatrel @ Swallow Hill, Denver, CO

An exciting blend of East meets West, featuring Clay Kirkland: harmonica and vocals, Megan Yalkut: sarode and vocals, Joe Diamo:  percussion, keyboards, Brian Trumble:  upright bass, and Jeffrey Rodgers: hammered dulcimer and tabla. This concert is a benefit for Richard Reed.

 

Sunday March 21, 2010
Megan Yalkut - sarod & Nabin Shrestha - tabla

Classical Indian music performed at the Yak & Yeti restaurant. Megan will be belly dancing periodically throughout the evening as well.

Location: Yak and Yeti, 8665 N. Sheridan, Westminster (88th & Sheridan).
Time: 6 - 9pm.

 

Saturday, February 13, 2010, 8pm
Clay Kirkland & The Rhythm Mystics
Tuft Hall @ Swallow Hill, Denver, CO

Rhythm Mystics

An exciting blend of East meets West, featuring Clay's blues harmonica and joined in the the second half by the Indian instruments of the Rhythm Mystics, including Megan Yalkut: sarode and vocals, Joe Diamo:  percussion, keyboards, Brian Trumble:  upright bass, and Jeffrey Rodgers: hammered dulcimer and tabla.
Download the color poster

 

 

2009

Andrew Harvey - "Sacred Activism: The Transformed Body"
Friday, October 16, St Paul Church, Denver

Megan Yalkut will provide classical Indian music on sarode
Andrew Harvey is an internationally recognized scholar of world religions and impassioned mystic. He is the author of over 30 books, including:
Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi,  The Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ,  The Return of the Mother, and The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism.  Andrew will offer three powerful practices to help us experience the energy and passion of the Divine Human Body. 
He will draw on the Vedas, the Kabbalah, the Gospel of Thomas, and the evolutionary mysticism of Sri Aurobindo.
More info and flyer at http://www.andrewharvey.net/events.php

 

Music at St Julien "A MOONDANCE SATURDAY NIGHT":
Saturday, September 26, 4 - 6pm

Megan Yalkut, Sarode & Jeffrey Rodgers, Tabla
The Moondance International Film Festival Party
ST JULIEN HOTEL & SPA On the patio at the waterfall 900 Walnut Street More info at www.moondancefilmfestival.com/02_festival.parties.html

 

Guru Purnima Concert:
Tuesday, July 7, 6.30 pm, 177 Francis St, Longmont

Roshan Bhartiya, Sitar
Megan Yalkut, Sarod
Kabir, Vocal & Flute
Nabin, Tabla
Jeffrey Rodgers, Tabla
& Students

Click to VIEW THE ONLINE NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

International Festival :
Saturday, June 20th

On the Pearl Street mall, downtown Boulder, in front of the Court house
1st half: Hamsa arts will present belly dance, by students of Megan, and a solo dance by Megan.
2nd half: Indian Kathak dance by Sarah Morelli, accompanied by Megan Yalkut on sarode, and Jeffrey Rodgers on tabla

Friday, February 6th, 2009
Clay Kirkland & The Rhythm Mystics
8:00 pm MST Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill, Denver, CO

An exciting blend of East meets West, featuring Clay's blues harmonica and the Indian instruments of the Rhythm Mystics, including Megan Yalkut on sarod and vocals, Ed Contreras on percussion, Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff on sitar and guitar, and Jeffrey Rodgers on hammered dulcimer and tabla.
Also featuring Megan's belly dancing.

More info at the Swallowhill website.

2008

Saturday Sept 27

Front Range Community College Cultural Arts Fair
10 am - 4 pm

Megan Yalkut will be presenting a workshop on the devotional and classical traditions of Indian Music.

The fair features an array of art and music workshops, art and music
demonstrations, art exhibits, master classes and music concerts.
Podcast at: http://frontrange.edu/mgd/festival/

Saturday, Sept 20, 7pm

Hamsa Arts presents

Indian Classical Dance & Music Concert
- Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library

Click here to view poster for this performance.

 

Saturday, August 31, 11am-6pm

mandalaMANDALA PAINTING WORKSHOP

Taught by special guest Lama Pema from Bhutan, this will be a wonderful art retreat experience. Learn step by step how to draw and then paint a mandala. A day of meditation in action.

Click here to view the poster for the workshop.

 

Friday, April 4 & 5, 2008, 7:30pm

Ars Nova Singers presents

InnerVoice: Chant

Ars Nova Singers with guest artists Megan Yalkut on sarode
and Jeffrey Rodgers on tabla
.

April 4th in Boulder at St.John's
April 5th in Denver at St. Elizabeth's

 

Thursday, March 6th, 2008, 7:30pm

Lamont school of Music presents

Kathak: Indian Classical Dance & Music Concert
- Denver U, Hamilton Hall

featuring Sarah Morelli (kathak and vocal), Megan Yalkut (sarode),
and Jason Fellin (tabla)

 

Saturday, March 8th, 2008, 3-4pm

Megan Yalkut (sarode) and Jason Fellin (tabla) will perform Indian classical music at the Asia Festival at CU, Boulder

 

Friday, February 8th, 2008
Clay Kirkland & The Rhythm Mystics
8:00 pm MST Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill, Denver, CO

Clay's " Every Breath is a Gift Tour" opens with solo blues harmonica by Clay and second half is joined in an East meets West style by the Rhythm Mystics, featuring Megan Yalkut on sarod and vocals, Ed Contreras on percussion, Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff on sitar and guitar, Linda Flinkman on keyboards, and Jeffrey Rodgers on hammered dulcimer and tabla.

 

Friday, January 4th, FREE evening concert at Hamsa Design & Arts
featuring Megan Yalkut on sarode and Jeffrey Lidke on tablas, plus Sarah Morelli-kathak dancer

 

2007

Thursday, June 21st

Rachid Halihal - Middle Eastern Music, 7-9pm @ St Julien & 10pm @ The Hookah Shop. Belly Dancing by Megan.

 

Wednesday, June 13, 7:30-8:30pm

KGNU Radio interview & Live Indian Classical Music
with Megan Yalkut - sarode & Jason Fellin - tabla
88.5 FM in Boulder , 1390 AM in Denver

 

Sunday, April 29
kathak

Lamont school of Music presents

Kathak: Indian Classical Dance & Music Concert
- Denver U, Hamilton Hall

featuring Sarah Morelli (kathak), Megan Yalkut (sarode),
and Jason Fellin (tabla)

Click to view pdf flyer

 

 

 

Friday, April 27, noon

KGNU Radio interview & Live Indian Classical Music
with Megan Yalkut - sarode & Jason Fellin - tabla
88.5 FM in Boulder , 1390 AM in Denver

 

Saturday, April 14

Festival of Nations - Denver University

featuring Sarah Morelli (kathak), Megan Yalkut (sarode),
and Jason Fellin (tabla)

 

Saturday, July 7, 8pm

Ariana Saraha & Megan Yalkut open for Tina Malia in Concert. Masonic Center, Boulder.

 

Friday, August 31- La Veta, CO

World Fusion Kirtan Concert w/Ariana Saraha

 

 

 

 

 

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