IAA 2014 Season:
Dedicating the Season to the Loving Memory
of Pandit Ravi Shankar

IAA proudly announces 2014 season in furtherance of its mission of promoting cultural arts of India in the American context. As in previous years, IAA will be offering Patron and Season subscriptions which offer more than 50% savings, choicest seats, and the convenience of mailed tickets.

The entire World owes Pandit Ravi Shankar gratitude for his enormous contributions to music. IAA owes a special gratitude to the grand maestro for it was his 1996 concert that raised initial funds which sustained IAA. To celebrate his legacy, IAA dedicates its 2014 season to Ravi Shankar by presenting three concerts in which three generations of his disciples pay him tribute.

Tuesday, March 18 ZAKIR HUSSAIN and Masters of Percussion featuring Zakir Hussain (Tabla), V. Selvaganesh (Kanjira and Claypot), Steve Smith (Drums), Niladri Kumar (Sitar), Dilshad Khan (Sarangi), Vijay Chauhan (Dholki), Deepak Bhatt (Dhol) and Antonia Minnecola (Kathak dance). Event Details
Sunday, April 13 THE LEGACY OF RAVI SHANKAR, tribute by maestro’s disciples I: featuring Grammy winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena) and Abhijit Banerjee (Tabla). Event Details
Sunday, May 4 FARID AYAZ Qawwals: The internationally renowned Qawwals from Pakistan have Delhi roots that can be traced all the way to Hazrat Amir Khusro. In fact, their relatives still live in Chandni Mahal area of old Delhi. Their Qawwali singing is totally based on classical ragas and their wide secular repertoire includes great Sufi poets of Urdu, Farsi, Hindi, Brij, Purbi, Punjabi, and Sindhi. An evening of soul-touching music not to be missed! Event Details
Saturday, May 10 THE LEGACY OF RAVI SHANKAR, tribute by maestro’s disciples II: featuring Pandit Ronu Majumdar (Bansuri), Shubhendra Rao (Sitar), Abhijit Banerjee (Tabla). Event Details
Saturday, June 21 REKHA BHARDWAJ LIVE IN CONCERT. The three-time winner of best playback singer award, Bollywood sensation Rekha Bhardwaj accompanied by full band enthralls with her Bollywood hits and sufi scores. Event Details
Saturday, July 19 Hema Malini’s Ballet DURGA. Flawless stage management, dazzling costumes, best lyrics and music by Ravindra Jain, and the glamour of the dream girl of the Hindi cinema, Hema Malini, make the ballet an artistic treat. It is like watching a mythological film live on stage! Event Details
Saturday, September 6 STEPPES: a crossover by Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. In celebration of Voloshky’s 40th year, artistic director Taras Lewyckyj created “STEPPES: a crossover”, a program that included traditional Ukrainian works lost during Soviet times along with new works created in the USA. Thus, “STEPPES: a crossover” is the choreographic end product of a preserved culture-in-exile helping the new democratic Ukraine struggle to rebuild and crossover from Soviet east to European west. The production reinforces the pluralistic American experience that respects and embraces all cultures. Event Details
Saturday, October 18 TARANG, a cross-cultural blend of melody and rhythm by a group of innovative musicians, is a presentation of traditional Indian classical music wrapped in Western form. The concert features Japanese percussionist Kenny Endo (Taiko drum and more), Cuban percussionist John Santos (Timbal and more), Indian percussionist Abhijeet Banerjee (Tabla and Pakhawaj), Snehashish Majumdar (Double Neck Mandolin), and Kala Ramnath (Violin). 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.