sitarist / multi-instrumentalist / composer
Nada Yoga and Roots of Conscious Music
"Plenty of unplugged soloists fill rooms with auditory
delights. Xela Said, for example, can hunch over a guitar
and turn your world black as your heart quivers.
But this acoustician stands
(actually he sits, in the lotus position, while playing)
a world apart from the standard electricity free dude or
chick. After decades of study,training, practice, and
performance, Stephan Mikés Plays sitar at the master
level, placing a karmic chapter in the book of cosmic music.
Barefoot and ponytailed, gentle but worldly, taught by
the best on the planet, Mikés first enters another realm
with his giant, stringed gourd-stick instrument
across his lap. Then he begins to play tunes from one of his
CDs and takes the listener to outer space and beyond.
Musical Valium one moment, fire ants in your eyes another,
his is both tranquil and stirring music, complex yet
Playing sitar is extremely challenging. Playing one a well
as he does is as rare as a rabbi in the Himalaya mountains"
-- New Times Miami for "Best Acoustic
"Stephan Mikés has long been the
foremost Sitarist in South Florida
and one of the most respected in the US."
Peter Lavezzoli, author - "Bhiarav, the
Dawn of Indian Music in the West,"
ethnomusicologist, and drummer for
Crazy Fingers and The Teri Catlin Band
Media Quotes- "The sitar is back and one of it's new contemporary masters is Stephan Mikés." -
The Palm Beach Post
" A master at blending cool Indian-inspired ragas with upbeat instrumental world jazz."
20th Century Guitar Magazine