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PETER DAVIDIAN

Peter Davidian is Byron Bay's foremost Indian & Middle Eastern musician/composer. He is also musical director for 'Ghaziya Bellydance' & 'Ba'zaar' - with Debi & Karen Gimbert & Sonia Davidian on vocals and dance. He also directs 'The Peter Davidian Ensemble', a 5 piece world/jazz/sitar/dance band and 'Rice' an Indonesian/Indian/Nth.African duo with Ardi Noersadi, playing groovy acoustic vibes with plenty of spice.

Peter was a founding member of groundbreaking 1990's band 'Curried Grooves' a hugely popular Goa Trance type experience. Since then he has formed 'ConchShambhu' a studio & live project, in collaboration with Paul Brewer & Jay Kruegner. They use the latest loopy technology with generous amounts of traditional eastern & jazz elements. There are also regular collaborations with leading arts personalities of Byron Bay area, including Tarshito, Chris James, Orlando 'tigereye' Allen & Steve Devas of 'templedance'.

The Eastbeat Music School provides group & private lessons for Sitar, Guitar, Indian Music Theory, Darabuka, Tabla(entry level), Modal Composition & Drumkit (hiphop to bebop & beyond). Currently, Peter is also the drum and world music teacher at The Shearwater Steiner School, Mullumbimby, NSW, and AUST. He is also a studio session musician for hire, and a Composer member of APRA, with university studies in composition, audio engineering, drumming and Indian music studies.

If you had a band with Ravi Shankar, Talvin Singh, Elvin Jones, John McLaughlin, Hossam Ramsy & Omar Faruk Tekbelek you could hear the vibes that make up Peter Davidian Music.

Nominated twice & won the world music category of 1998 NEIA awards for 'Curried Grooves'. Peter has an Armenian heritage, which has exposed him to Middle Eastern music from a young age and to playing of the darabuka. He has studied drumkit for over 30 years, guitar for 28 years and Sitar/Indian classical music for the last 15 years. He was able to study for 5 years in the traditional, intensive way under the guidance of the late Indian master, Pandit Ghulam Qadir Khan of the Jaipur & Karachi Styles and of Lucknow University, India. He has travelled widely, to experience all the beauty of the planet's music.

Peter has a recording catalogue that includes solo & group recordings and a classical suite in 8 movements, 'Glimpses of Paradise', for cello, wind, sitar and percussion to be recorded.


Peter is an advocate of Nada Yoga, the use of sound and music to unite with God….
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