David Pontbriand Submitted photo

Sitarist David Pontbriand will be joined by mridanga player Gaura Harrison in a duo called RagaFission at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Oasis of Music, in the downstairs chapel of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, located at 11 Ash St. in Lewiston.

Pontbriand began his journey with the sitar in 1973. His story is an exception to the rule, in that he is self-taught. His Music of Sitar is driven by an intuitive and emotive approach that is deeply personal, and yet displays elements of classical form and style.

Gaura Mrdanga Submitted photo

Harrison grew up in a musical household with a kirtan tradition, in Santa Cruz, California. At 12 years old, he began his interest and study of Indian Classical Music through a Bengali tradition of hand percussion, on the Mridanga, drum.

The Oasis of Music is a weekly music series of performances of roughly 30 minutes, running from September to May. Admission is free, with donations accepted.

For more information, call 207-344-3106.

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