Upcoming Performances 2017

Saturday, May 20th at 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Love Sudan World Music Benefit

The Family Church International
1540 Lincoln Ave,
Pasadena, California 91103

Tickets : Open donations
(100% of $ goes to relief funding to
Doctors without Borders and others),
raffles and food, for all ages.

Gideon Mbui: Kenya Folk
Anita Asiimwe: Uganda world music
King Tatie: UK/Zimbabwe R&B/Rap.
With Seer & Michelle Stevens,
Paul Livingstone, Alma Cielo,
Johanna Moore, Dallego Vega,
Danny Bam & more

For more information : Love Sudan World Music Benefit


Wednesday, May 31st at 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

Arohi Live at Espot with Dwight Trible

The E Spot Lounge
4349 Tujunga Ave,
Studio City, California 91604

Tickets : Buy Here

Arohi Ensemble
with Dwight Trible

For more information : Arohi Live at Espot with Dwight Trible


Friday, June 16th at 8:00 pm

Arohi Trio at Coffee Gallery Backstage

Coffee Gallery
2025 Lake Ave,
Altadena, CA 91001

Tickets : $15 call Backstage Reservations/Information: (626) 798-6236 between 10am & 10pm

Paul Livingstone ~ sitar
Peter Jacobson ~ cello
Dave Lewis ~ drums

For more information : Coffee Gallery Backstage


Friday, June 23rd at 8:00 pm

SANGAM (sitar/cello duets)

Pasadena Rug Mart
530 North Lake Ave.,
Pasadena CA 91101

Arohi ~ Ragajazz Chamber Music

The music of Arohi highlights tightly knit compositions that frame virtuosic improvisations steeped in the classical ragas and rhythmic dynamism of Indian music. Their sound incorporates jazz ensemble work and classical counterpoint utilizing traditional instruments & artists from India and the west.

For video highlights visit: Arohi Ensemble

Paul Livingstone ~ sitar
Peter Jacobson ~ cello


RagaJazzMusic Presents:

Exploring Ragas & Rhythms

Ragas & Rhythms Pro Course Here

This is the place for serious western musicians to dive into the teeming ocean of Indian music. Jump into some intriguing musical repertoire and see how this tradition can bring creative inspiration and ideas into your own music! This is an in-depth, no nonsense course with simple to understand explanations that are not simplistic. The course offers repertoire chosen specifically for playing on western instruments and we are committed to making this material immediately effective and accessible in a musical language you understand.

The Ragas & Rhythms Pro Course will give you an authentic understanding and ear for this music. On the path you'll become a better skilled musician armed with sonic possibilities inspired by the age old music system of India. Join us today and lock in a discounted rate for your first three months of study. Lets dive into the evocative world of raga music and the exciting rhythms of Indian music for singing or playing on western instruments. For musicians of any style.


Sitar Talim

Sitar Talim
is a high quality sitar instructional book with practice cd. Talim is the passing of knowledge & I believe this book will become an invaluable resource for students of sitar.
Questions contact me at zpaulz@gmail.com

Pages from sitar instruction book

Peace & Music Shirts, Cards & Postage!

Salaam Suite
4 songs from my new cd & info on My Space

Listen now!

Indonesia Postmodern, cd released

'Indonesia Postmodern' is a collection of film music on which I performed sitar & requinto with gamelan instruments, with funds going towards rebuilding the ISI Arts Institute that was destroyed by the recent earthquake in Java.

Indonesia Postmodern

I composed & performed the Indian music for this new Albert Brooks film released on Jan 20th. Azam Ali (voice), Pedro (bansuri), Jagan (violin), Abhijit (tabla), Hom Nath (tabla & tarang), Peter (cello) worked with us on the music with composer Michael Giacchino 'The Incredibles'.

A hilarious story of what happens when the U.S. Government sends comedian Albert Brooks to India and Pakistan to find out what makes the over 300 million Muslims in the region laugh. It's a funny flick that wouldn't get released by Sony because of fears of the word Muslim in the title. The website for the film www.lookingforcomedy.com

Salaam Suite cd

My new cd called 'Salaam Suite' is now available, a collection of songs & instrumentals calling for unity, awareness, peace & justice is now available. Members of Ozomatli, Quetzal & Kan Zaman Ensemble are featured on the new recording. www.myspace.com/salaamsuite

Click here for more info and to hear some tracks

To order the full length Salaam Suite cd
from CD Baby for only $12.97 please click here

Ozomatli 'Street Signs' wins Grammy

Ozo won their 2nd grammy award on Street Signs. I played sitar on the track 'Believe'. Look for their newest cd to be released soon!

LA Music Week Award

On Dec 15th I received an award from LA Music Week’ and certificate of appreciation from the City of Los Angeles from District #1 Councilman Ed Reyes.

The award & certificate are “In appreciation of your pioneering music in our community and dedicating your life in teaching the rich multicultural heritage of music to our youth, therefore making our city a better place in which to live.”

Jugalbandi Concerts

I have been playing several sitar & violin jugalbandi concerts
with A Grade All India Radio artist Jaganathan Ramamoorthy.

Indonesia & APPEX

Paul spent the summer of '04 on an APPEX Fellowship in Bali and also visited Jogyakarta in Central Java to celebrate the 100th birthday master musician & teacher of Pak Chokro. APPEX was a wonderful collaborative creative experience with an amazing group of puppeteers, dancers and musicians from India, Philippines, Malaysia, Java, Bali & US.

Foundation for Self Suffiency in Central America

I took my daughter Isabela to El Salvador for the Zone of Peace Tour. Check out this great organiztion 'Center for Self Sufficiency in Central America'
www.fssca.net & their Meso-American Peace Project.


Prayer for the New Year

Dear Creator Lord,

May we find in man today those who proclaim you bravely in love…
not in fear & hate.

May we build up those who stand firm in the truth…
not deceiving with double talk.

May we teach unity of humankind…
not blinding ourselves with divisive nationalism.

May we stand for justice… and lift our voices against oppression & inequality.

May we work daily for peace… opposing the machineries of war.
In the face of all calamities and injustice…

May we trust that you will reveal in us a great light and
your Spirit of unconquerable love.

Paul Z.





Quick Links





Arohi Ensemble

Arohi Ensemble

Arohi Ensemble

Paul and Pete

Arohi Ensemble

Ragason: Concierto en Tierra Luna, Xalapa (feat. Ramon Guitierrez & Paul Livingstone)
Concierto en Tierra Luna, Xalapa
(feat. Ramon Guitierrez & Paul Livingstone)
by RagaSON

ravi shankar tribute concert
Swapanji & Paul performed on April 10th
at Ravi Shankar Tribute Concert

photo by Bonnie Perkinson

  See more images of Ravi Shankar Tribute with Swapanji & Paul

Pandit Hom Nath Upadhyaya
Paul Livingstone

Pandit Hom Nath Upadhyaya and paul
Pandit Hom Nath Upadhyaya and Paul

2010 Oscar Nominated Film 'Kavi'
(composer of Indian music Paul Livingstone)
Learn more about Kavi and modern day slavery here!

live cd

shashanka paul
Paul performed at Norton Simon Museum with
Shashanka Bakshi - Kolkata, India


Sarodist Partho Sarathy I toured West Coast & Mexico
with Abhijit Banerjee (India/US Jugalbandi Ensemble).

Partho is one of the finest classical musicians from India and a senior disciple of the legendary Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Parthoda was also an integral part of out Sangeet Yatra experience this past winter in Kolkata!

India/US Jugalbandi Trio

Trio dvd available
contact: Jagan

Jagan Ramamoorthy - violin
Abhijit Banerjee ~ tabla
Paul Livingstone ~ sitar

Violin jugalbandi ensemble at:


Paul & Pedro Eustache

after Arohi Ensemble REDCAT concert
photo by Tony Peres


Paul & John Bergamo in beautiful Piru

photo by Padu Bergamo