International performer Paul Livingstone is one of the few American disciples of the legendary Pt. Ravi Shankar, also rigorously trained in the tradition of the Maihar Gharana under Rajeev Taranath and Amiya Dasgupta for the past 30 years. A committed sitarist since the age of 15, he has toured extensively in the US and Latin America as well Europe, South East Asia & India and has performed alongside leading artists from India & Nepal such as Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri, Abhijit Banerjee, Hom Nath Upadhyaya and Shashanka Bakshi and many more.

An award winning teaching & performing artist in the field of world music synthesis, Paul maintains a vision of cross-cultural performance that engages the transcendent joy of music & reflects his innermost social, political & spiritual values. He leads his own Arohi Ensemble playing 'raga jazz chamber music' as well as being a commissioned composer for film, television, theater and dance and has recorded with popular artists such as Ozomatli, Alanis Morrisette, Beck, Rubén Albarrán (Café Tacuba) & Build an Ark. His playing has been featured on Grammy Award winning records by Ozomatli & Ricjey Kej.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • LA City Artist in Community Grants