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Event Archive - EDWARD POWELL & NIEL GOLDEN CROSS CULTURAL DUO: Niel Golden, Edward Powell

Sat. October 23rd 2010 @  MERLIN’S SUN HOME THEATRE (All Ages)
8 - 10:30 doors at 7:30
Tickets at:, 250 598 7488
EDWARD POWELL & NIEL GOLDEN - CROSS CULTURAL DUO, A unique combination of Indian and Turkish classical music presented in a modern way
Edward Powell is a pioneering musician from Vancouver now based in the Czech Republic. Although widely recognized as an accomplished sitarist and oud player, Edward now mostly plays an instrument that he conceived of, designed, and constructed himself. This instrument is called a RAGMAKAMTAR and is essentially a combination of Turkish oud, and Indian sarod, and a fretless guitar. (see for more details).

Niel Golden has been a fixture on the local Victoria music scene since 1986 and has an impressive list of recording and performing credentials including playing on three Juno and two Western Canadian Music award nominated CD’s. Niel will be playing the traditional North Indian drums known as TABLA, and a new instrument invented in the year 2000 called the HANG, pronounced hung (see for more details).


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Niel Golden (World Music percussionist)

Toronto-born Niel Golden is a talented percussionist specializing in the subtle yet powerful, tuned, paired, hand drums called tabla. Niel played guitar as a teen, hauling it along on an overland trek from Europe to India in 1972. Whetting his appetite for exotic music, he began his studies in world music and attended York University upon his retur... more info
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