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The Shruti Foundation proudly presents

3rd Annual - Tampa Bay Indian Music & Dance Festival 2018


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Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 4-8 PM

Hindu Temple of Tampa

5509 Lynn Rd. Tampa, Fl 33624

The Shruti Foundation presents it’s third Annual Festival Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the Hindu Temple of Tampa Auditorium. This family friendly event will showcase Leading Musicians and Dancers from both the Carnatic and Hindustani backgrounds bringing both North Indian and South Indian Audiences together in celebration of India’s rich, traditional Music culture.

Featuring: Maestro Ustad Irshad Khan (Sitar), Saraswathi Ranganathan ( Carnatic Veena), Indradeep Ghosh (Hindustani Violin) Megaraja Rao Venupuri (Mrdingam), Shankh Lahiri (Tabla), Madhuri Gudla and Group (Kuchipudi Dance) and The Festival runs from 4-8 pm (Doors open at 3:30) and Indian Food Vendors will be available at the event.

Early Birds discount Tickets are available till 08/26/2018

Saraswati Vandana by Students of Shruti School of Music - 4 - 4:10 pm

Madhuri Gudla and Group - Kuchipudi Dance - 4:15 - 4:45 pm

Under the able guidance of Bhagavatula Venkatarama Sarma from Kuchipudi, she imbibed and perfected the most difficult and intricate features of KUCHIPUDI. She was later trained in the Late Padmabhushan Dr.Vempati Chinna Satyam garu's style of Kuchipudi dance by way of numerous workshops.

Sitar Maestro Irshad khan - Sitar ( 5 - 6:15 pm )

Irshad Khan is one of the foremost representatives of a musical heritage unprecedented in India. He is the torchbearer of the younger generation of the leading school of Sitar, known as the Imdadkhani Etawa Gharana. Irshad Khan is internationally recognized as one of the greatest living sitar players, and as the leading surbahar (bass sitar) exponent of his generation...

Carnatic & Hindustani Instrumental Duet : 6:30 - 8 pm

Saraswathi Rangathan - Carnatic Veena

Hailing from a family of musicians, Saraswathi started learning Veena at the age of 6 from her mother Shantha, grandmother Gaana Sudhaakara Sulochana Mahadevan and Karnataka Kalashree EP Alamelu. This passionate interest with extensive listening to great stalwarts from a young age, has blossomed into Saraswathi's deep knowledge in Carnatic Classical music as well as an openness and receptivity to blend Carnatic classical with western, flamenco, Turkish, Afro, Blues, Jazz and other genres...

Indradeep Ghosh - Hindustani Violin

Maestro Indradeep is one of the few Indian Classical violinists and one and only Indian Classical Violist to play a unique, custom made five-string violin and Viola with eight sympathetic strings, modeled after the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle which gives a fuller tone and resonating affect. He is considered a pioneer in his field as his performances integrate many different styles and techniques of Western Classical and Middle Eastern music...

Shankh Lahiri - Tabla

Shankh Lahiri comes from a family with a strong tradition of Indian Classical Music and has fully devoted his life to Music. Son of the visionary sitarist and Guru Shri Rabindranath Lahiri (disciple of Ustad Dabir Khan), he grew up in an environment imbued with the fragrance of Hindustani music. As a child, he received intensive trainin Shankhachur in both vocal and tabla from his father and went on to graduate with in both subjects. He later took advanced talim in tabla from Pt. Sandeep Dev in Kolkata. Currently Shankh, as he is lovingly known in the fraternity, is devoted senior disciple of world-renowned tabla maestro Pandit Nayan Ghosh...

Srinivas Megaraja Rao Venupuri - Mridangam

Srinivas learned mridangam under legends Ramanathapuram C.S. Murugaboopathi and Trivandrum Mahadeva Iyer. He studied in Madras Music College under Thanjavur Srinivasan obtaining his master degree with distinction and a gold medal. He is an “A” grade artist from the Indian National Radio (All India Radio). He was honored with the respectable asthana vidwan of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.

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