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neela sangeeta

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Hello All,

On Monday I had the opportunity to perform on "Late Night with David Letterman." This was not my music, I was a hired hand, but it was a very fun experience. I thought you all would get a kick out of it. David even made a joke about getting me a chair. I played sitar accompanying Wyclef Jean and Cyndi Lauper. Here is the video link:



I even got to jam with Paul S. and band during the commercial. I am wondering if any other sitar players have been on Letterman before?

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Neel
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How exciting for you!!!
That must have been so much fun.
Cool tune.
I think you may very well be the first sitarist to play on Letterman.
It is nice to see sitar on TV regardless of context.

How did you get that gig?
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Very cool and looks like a fun gig. You should have grabbed yourself as well! Some people have ALL the fun, thanks for sharing!
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neela sangeeta

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Thanks all,

I got the gig because I work hard and I have been around long enough
It was fun to think that it was in the Ed Sullivan theater, where the Beatles made there US debut etc. But also Ravi Shankar played on the Ed Sullivan show right?

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Indeed you must have been around awhile, a good gig and I don't think I've ever seen a sitar on DL show. Do you play professionally full time?
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You did great Neel! Congrats for landing such a great gig!!
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neela sangeeta

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I do music full time, composing, performing, teaching etc.

I am grateful to Pundit Samir Chatterjee for recommending me on this gig.

You can listen to tracks from (and acquire) my new CD (Innova Records) with my ensemble (sitar, tabla, viola, cello) at
http://www.neelmurgai.com

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Neel
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Great Gig Brother.
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Dayum, Lauper must have had some work done since I last saw her!

Like a lot of work!

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