A word from Girish

Raga Babas Heartfelt gratitude for the great last night to everyone that came and those of you there in spirit. Thank you to Rachana and Wayne Sequoia such delicious food and drink, Hanna with her Henna, Nadine massaging to raise funds for the refugees and Manju raising funds for the work in India with hospitals and much more. Special thanks to Stephen Wells for all his help with the PA, helping Martin Solomon. Thank you Yvonne and Sarah Frazer for helping at the door . . . Thanks to our special guests Paul and Fiona Ellis and also to the Raga Babas . . . And to a wonderful bunch of people that danced the night away . . . Next Raga Babas event in Stroud is on Saturday 21st May in St Laurence Church . . . a special one with a support band fund raising for this year’s Sacred Music Festival which will be on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd July . . . We will be supporting the Ganda Boys on the evening of Friday 1st July in St Laurence Church to launch the Sacred Music Festival . . . Long awaited tickets will be on sale very soon and a sell out is expected very quickly . . . Raga Babas will also be playing in Cheltenham on Friday 22nd April and Osho Leela on Sunday 1st May . . . Look out for details on fb and posters around Stroud . . . Apologies if I have forgotten to mention anyone . . . ūüôā Girish

 

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Martin Soloman, the star on the sitar.

 

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End of year bhakti bazaar!

Thanks everybody who has come along to sing and dance with us this year, it’s certainly been an uplifting whirlwind from playing in St Laurence church and the Stroud Fringe festival to recording our first album at Ragged Moon studios!

We hope you’ve enjoyed every minute of us as we have appreciated your participation.

The recent event at the Trinity Rooms, Stroud was ecstatic as ever and a big thank you goes to Rachana & Wayne as ever for bringing along Juiciful and serving up dhal and rice all evening!

We’ll be back again next year with several events, some of which can seen on the Events page, until then have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

God rest ye merry gentlemen!

 

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Raga Babas at the Trinity Rooms, Stroud

A Celebration of Love and Peace

Wow, what a fantastic day we all had at the Celebration of Love and Peace in the Trinity rooms, Stroud on Sunday.  So wonderful it was to be graced with music and kirtan from Bharati & Dinesh, bhajans with the Babaji Temple Singers, classic sitar and Buddhist chants by Craig Pruess and a bhakti dance to unleash with the Raga Babas.

Happy birthday and a massive thanks to Jenny and Asta for all the organising and making it happen.

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Craig & Tabla Tom at the A Celebration of Love and Peace

A Fabulous Fringe

Many thanks to all those who came along to dance and sing with us in Bank Gardens during the Stroud Fringe Festival, it was a really unique experience to be up on the big stage in front of loads of smiling faces spreading some bhakti love in the sunshine.  We all had a great time and were very pleased to have Craig Pruess  join us on stage filling in for Martin Soloman on sitar and playing some wonderful trumpet solos.

The festival itself was fantastic example of how much music and diversity we are blessed to have around us in Stroud the whole town came alive in music, dance and celebration!

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The Raga Babas performing live on the Bank Garden stage, Stroud Fringe, 2016

Stroud Fringe

The Raga Babas will be playing on the Bank Garden stage at Stroud Fringe Festival from 4:00-5:00pm on Saturday 29th August.  Be sure to have your dancing shows on, or if the weather is nice, bare feet will be fine!

Come listen, sing and dance in the open air and hopefully under blue skies. We’re planning some musical treats.

http://www.stroudfringe.co.uk/index.html

Debut Album

The Raga Babas debut album is complete and sounds fantastic.

The new C.D was expertly recorded and produced by the wonderful Ragged Moon studios based in Stroud. Using some of the finest recording equipment in the biz, the album captures the full spirit of the groups energetic live performances with the excellent clarity and sound quality of the studios first class rig.

Both relaxing and exhilarating to listen to, the kind of album you can put on and dance around the living room or just sit back, enjoy and let the music wash over.

The new album will be available to purchase for £10 at our live shows and eventually from this website.

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Sacred Music Festival

A big thank you to all those who came along to the Sacred Music Festival, it was an absolute success. In particular extra special thanks goes to Ragged Moon recording studios, Satori Creative, Girish Patel, Rev. Simon Howell and all the wonderful musicians and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make it such a fantastic day.

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Raga Babas plus friends to play in the Trinity Rooms Stroud, September 27th.

Come sing and dance with us and many more on Sunday 27th September 2015 at the Trinity Rooms, Stroud from 4pm onwards with food & drinks for sale… Suggested Donation  for tickets ¬£10 (¬£7 concessions)

Recording at Ragged Moon

Thanks to the wonderful Ragged Moon recording studios in Stroud, the¬†Raga Babas are now part way to releasing a new album.¬† We all had a fantastic time getting mic’d up and laying down some groovy tracks with the help of Niks our sound¬†engineer (and Girish’s son) ¬† Copies the new C.D will be available to purchase at the Sacred Music Festival on the 4th July.

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Come Dance with us in May

The Raga Baba’s next live performance will be on Saturday 30th May 2015 7:30-10:00 at our usual venue, The British School (also known as Open House by Star Anise Cafe, Gloucester St, Stroud

Admission £5

Healthy food and snacks by Juiciful.

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