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).

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
HANS RAJ HANS. Highly celebrate Punjabi Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans with full ensemble of accompanists. 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,
June 6
Private Ghazal Concert by Radhika Chopra. A special event for IAA Season Subscribers and Patrons, with cocktails, gourmet dinner, and valet parking. Invitation Only
Saturday,
August 29
KARSH KALE COLLECTIV – 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 Company. 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
JAZZ – A Musical Bridge East to West. featuring Zakir Hussain (tabla and percussion), Shankar Mahadevan (vocals), Louiz Banks a.k.a Godfather of Indian Jazz (keyboards and more), Amit Chatterjee (guitars), and Dave Holland (bass). Event Details
Saturday,
October 31
MADAN MOHAN REMEMBERED with six musicians, three vocalists including Mahalaxmi Iyer, and Madan Mohan ji’s son Sanjeev Kohli sharing Madan Mohan’s personal life. 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.