The Sitar Player… Aloke Dasgupta

By Brad Jacobson

“Sound is God” states Aloke Dasgupta as he sits in his living room in a quant house in North Torrance.  Aloke has performed along side of some of the greatest performers including Clapton, Rolling Stones, George Harrison, Gwen Stafani, and the LA Philharmonic at venues ranging from India to the Hollywood Bowl.  His sitar music has also been featured in major film and and television soundtracks.

I first met Aloke on an assignment for the Easy Reader.  I went to his home in Torrance to take a few pictures of him for an article.  Once I started talking to him I knew I wanted to make a video for the Civic Couch Show.  His stories and the way he played his sitar were amazing, and I wanted to share them.

To read the full Easy Reader story about Aloke, click here.