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Tuesday Student Takeover: Shankara Varma

Christina Aramayo

Shankara Varma of Kaneohe shares music and advice from their school, Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Featured musicians: Shankara Varma (sax), Misha Nicholas (piano), Reiley Williams (guitar), Simon Deery (bass), Kyle Han (drums)

This classical music conversation aired on April 25, 2023. Classical Pacific airs on weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on HPR-2. Sharene's Tuesday Student Takeovers air weekly on Tuesdays at 4 p.m

Sharene Keliʻipunilei Lum Taba grew up in Pearl City listening to a variety of music – mostly in the car and the choice of the driver (Grandma, Mom, Dad, sister or brother). It ranged from Hawaiian to Japanese Enka to Top 40 to HPR. Sharene played the violin in school, and is now a professional freelance harpist and mother. She and husband jazz bassist Dean Taba love to play and listen to music, and are raising their children to celebrate the love of learning and of all kinds of music.
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