IAA 2015 Season

Indo American Association (IAA) is offering Patron Subscription (2 VIP tickets for each event for $1,000 donation, tax deductible to the extent allowed by law) and Season Subscription (1 ticket in next to VIP category for each event for $250) for the 2015 season. This is the best way to enjoy these world-class events at a tremendous savings of more than 50%. To subscribe, click here or call 281-648-0422 or contact Maharani Music on Hillcroft (832-877-4765).

Saturday,
February 14
L. SUBRAMANIAM’S CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.  India’s foremost violinist and orchestral composer Dr. L. Subramaniam leads the twenty-member string and woodwinds ensemble of Indian and Western musicians. Dr. Subramaniam has composed for world’s greatest orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Mariinsky orchestra, and the Swiss Romande Orchestra. At the Houston concert, the maestro weaves Western classical harmonies with traditional Indian music. Net proceeds of the concert will benefit a worthy public health cause – the Clean Ganga Project. Event Details
Sunday,
March 15
ZAKIR HUSSAIN’S PULSE OF THE WORLD: CELTIC CONNECTIONS. There is an uncanny resemblance in the melody structure of Scottish folk songs with Indian classical ragas. The World Music genius Zakir Hussain brings together Indian and Celtic musicians in a show of shows highlighting the common thread. This grand performance was first featured at the London Olympics in 2012. Event Details
Sunday,
March 29
SHUJAAT KHAN and KAYHAN KALHOR: Persian and Indian Improvisations. Two ancient musical traditions are beautifully woven by Sitar maestro Shujaat Khan and Kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor. Sandeep Das accompanies on tabla.  Presented in collaboration with Asia Society Texas Center. Event Details
Saturday,
April 4
SANAM MARVI. Pakistan’s sensational Sufi singer and her band entertain with the soulful music, rendering works of celebrated Sufi poets in Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, and Persian. The audience will also get a flavor of Sanam Marvi’s Ghazal and folk genre singing, for which she is equally famous. Event Details
Friday,
May 22
Dance Drama KRISHNA in English by South India’s famous film actress and danseuse Shobana. With a dance troupe of eighteen, a symphony of dance forms ranging from ancient classical to Bollywood, musical scores weaving Carnatic and Hindustani classic with A.R. Rahman’s film numbers, and elegant backdrops of Mathura, Vrindavan, and Kurushetra, KRISHNA tells the story of the avatar from his birth to death. Presented in association with Sunanda’s Performing Arts Center. Event Details
Saturday,
August 29
KARSH KALE COLLECTIVE – an Indian Electro Fusion. Described by Billboard Magazine as a “visionary composer and producer”, Karsh Kale is known as a pioneer in the world of global fusion. He is a world renowned tabla player, drummer, DJ/remix artist, vocalist, multi instrumentalist, film composer, and a band leader – all with equal ease! A genre bending collaborator, Karsh has created music with some of the most renowned artists from around the globe including Zakir Husaain, Ravi Shankar, Herbie Hancock, STING, Anoushka Shankar, Bill Laswell, and NORAH JONES. President Barack Obama aptly introduced Karsh at a White House performance with these words “Karsh Kale mixes eclectic beats with the sounds of his heritage to make a sound that is distinctly his own”. Event Details
Friday,
September 11
CALPULLI Mexican Dance Academy. Calpulli Dance Company’s performances are like traditions of Mexico: colorful, passionate, and inviting. Glorious costumes,
contagious rhythms, original musical compositions, and talented dancers and musicians on stage mesmerize audiences.
Event Details
Saturday,
October 10
MADAN MOHAN REMEMBERED. Few Bollywood music directors have made the impact on masses with their musical magic like Madan Mohan has, so much so that long after his death his compositions were re-lived in the unusual love story Veer Zara. In this production Niche Entertainment with musicians, singers, and narration by someone close to Madan Mohan ji, brings alive the musical genius of this legend. Event Details

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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.