I happened upon on "Sitarick" the name I personally adore, while reading an article he had written for the New Journal. He also is known by Rick De Yampert writer of Go386. After going from bread crumb to bread crumb on the internet, I found his personal page and his unique gift of playing the sitar. I had never heard of the sitar nor have I ever seen one in my life. I so wanted to hear the instrument and also to meet Sitar and capture his image.
Among Indian classical musical instruments, the sitar is perhaps the best known. What's not known is its exact origin. The sitar has been in existence for thousands of years in one form or another. The sound is very distinctive almost haunting...one thing that is very clear to me is that the two are one.
If I could capture the inner peace and vibrations coming from within I definitely would have taken that shot. This is not merely a performance but a journey.
As I sat on the ground taking these shots, I was mesmerized not only by the soothing and peaceful sounds coming from the sitar but the inner peace of Sitarick himself as he played. At last I stopped snapping and listened to the story that he played, he is a traveler finding his way home. He is balance, happiness, thoughtful, grateful and loves to share his music without fanfare. This is Sitarick. Bio: http://rickdeyampert.com/page2.html
Please check out the performance schedule on his website and purchase the cd....its amazing! http://www.rickdeyampert.com