Wind Whispers from India – Hindustani & Carnatic in Synch.

Sunday, Sep 17 | 7pm | The Wortham Center

Hindustani and Carnatic, the two uniquely distinct yet complimentary styles of Indian classical music, when presented in synch by master musicians is divine. This concert does exactly that with Ronu Majumdar (Hindustani, Bansuri), Rajhesh Vaidhya (Carnatic, Veena),  Vinod Venkataraman (Mridangam), Harshad Ketkar (Tabla), Ravi Balasubramanian (Ghatam), and Srinivasan Govindraj (Moorsing).

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The Martha Graham Dance Company.

Sunday, Oct 1 | 7pm | The Wortham Center

Martha Graham’s influence on dance has been compared with the influence of Picasso on modern visual arts, the influence of Stravinsky on music, and the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright on architecture. IAA is honored to bring this iconic American dance company to Houston. The repertory will include: Dark Meadow Suite (Graham 1946- poetic, gorgeous); Ekstasis (Reinvention of Graham solo from 1933); Lamentation Variations (Variations on Graham’s iconic solo); Errand into the Maze (Duet from 1946 based on the myth of Theseus and Minotaur); Woodland (Work by Pontus Lidberg that premiered in 2016- playful and athletic).

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Cross-Currents JAZZ.

Thursday, Oct 26 | 8pm | Stafford Centre

Cross-Currents JAZZ with Zakir Hussain (Tabla), Dave Holland (Bass), Chris Potter (Saxophone), Shankar Mahadevan (Vocals), Louiz Banks (Keyboards), Sanjay Divecha (Guitar), and Gino Banks (Drums)

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Gaata Rahe Mera Dil: Remembering S.D. Burman.

Saturday, Nov 11 | 8pm | The Wortham Center

Burman Da was an architect of the Golden era of Indian film music. He was connected to the soil of India and this connection is reflected in his brilliant use of folk music of India in film compositions. A Niche Entertainment/Drishti multimedia production, the concert with a celebrated narrator, multiple accomplished singers, and an ensemble of accompanying musicians, will feature melodies from musically popular movies like: Devdas, Bandini, Sujata, Nau Do Gyarah, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Pyasa, Kagaz Ke Phool, CID, Guide, Amar Prem, Aradhna, Abimaan, Mili, Kala Pani, Taxi Driver, Bombai Ka Babu, Meri Surat Teri Ankhen, Tere Ghar Ke Samne, Teen Devian, Jewel Thief, Talash, Prem Pujari, Gambler, Naya Zamana, Baazi, Sharmilee, Tere Mere Sapne, Chhupa Rustam, Prem Nagar, Chupke Chupke, and many more.

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The Indo-American Association (IAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 to promote cultural arts of Indian subcontinent in the American context. Our events are targeted at multi-cultural audiences. Membership in IAA is open to anyone who shares the goals of the organization. IAA programming and audience have grown with each passing year. IAA is today regarded a first-rate cultural arts organization by Indo-Americans as well as by mainstream Americans.