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Shruti Foundation Proudly Presents

Instrumental Concert - Santoor, Sitar and Tabla

May 19th - 4:30 - 7 :30 PM (Doors Open 4 pm)

Unitarian Universalist Church,

11400 Morris Bridge Rd, Tampa, FL 33637



Shruti Foundation is happy to welcome you on Sunday, the May 19th for the Indian Classical Instrumental concert by young dynamic Santoor artist Vinay Desai, Shankh Lahiri on Tabla. Also there is an opening Sitar performance by Kanada Narahari from Durban.


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Note : Out foundation is encouraging you to be a part of our Shruti Family, discounted general membership $200 are open for all. This annual membership will cover 5 Shruti events in the year of 2019. If you're already a patron donor or a general member, pleae renew your membership ASAP. Send your checks at: 5337 STARHILL PL, TAMPA - FL - 33624 



813 549 9288


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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Saturday, 28 April 2018 17:07

Sitar and Tabla Maestro Pt. Nayan Ghosh


The Shruti Foundation proudly presents

Tabla and Sitar Maestro Pt. Nayan Ghosh

Joined by his brilliant son Ishaan Ghosh and senior disciple Shankh Lahiri

Saturday, July 14 2018

Indian Cultural Center,

5509 Lynn Rd, Tampa FL - 33624


Joined by:

Tabla solo: Shankh Lahiri (senior disciple of Pt. Nayan Ghosh) and Ishaan Ghosh



General - $25

VIP - $50

Students and kids under 15 - $15


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The Shruti Foundation proudly presents

Sunday, Mar 25 2018

Hindu Temple Auditorium,

5590 Lynn Rd, Tampa FL - 33625

Don’t miss this Special Event! Shruti Foundation presents the Legendary Master Percussionist Kajira Maestro Selva Ganesh, Rajib Karmakar on Sitar, Shankh Lahir on Tabla and Wahh World Fusion Band.

1st half will be an Indian music showcase by Selva Ganesh - Kanjira, Shankh Lahiri - tabla/Vocal and Rajib karmakar - Sitar followed by 2nd half with Wahh World Fusion Band members Peter Mongaya - Guitar, Elias Tona - Bass and Michael Washington on Drums. This will be a real treat for all Music lovers...

Selvaganesh gained world fame through tours with John McLaughlin's group, Remember Shakti.[2] He helps his father, Grammy-winner T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram, to run the Sri JGTV school and train a new generation of Carnatic percussionists. He has also composed and produced albums and played with the Swedish bass player Jonas Hellborg and American guitar virtuoso Shawn Lane.

His debut international solo album, Soukha, was released in 2006 featuring all other regular members of Remember Shakti including John McLaughlin, Zakir HussainU. Srinivas and Shankar Mahadevan, as well as sitar player Niladri Kumar and Selvaganesh's father T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram.[citation needed] He has also formed a new group called dr JSM, with the UK-based Goan songwriter/producer dr.Joel and the young Carnatic singer Mahesh.[citation needed] Their Indo-Celtic album entitled Turn on the dreams was released in the UK in 2005.

In 2012, Selvaganesh made his film directorial debut with Bodhai,[3] a short film in Tamil. He also composed the four-track soundtrack which was released in digital format by Saregama.[4]

Rajib Karmakar - Sitar

Rajib Karmakar is undoubtedly one of the finest young sitar players today. Years of learning have resulted in an extensive technique and deep understanding of diverse musical styles. His open mind has led to an extension of his musical horizon to incorporate imaginative experiments in world music styles that delight the young and the old. He has performed all over the world, in prestigious music concerts and festivals. He is the creator of the world’s first double necked electric Sitar ” Mayur Tantri” . Rajib’s versatility has ably adapted his classical knowledge and skill in his fusion projects like Wahh(USA), Fuzorhythm(India), Loop Science(Germany), Nada Naissance(France) etc.

'Best of the Bay' 2016 winner WAHH World Fusion Band, lead by well-known Indian Classical and Fusion Musician Shankh Lahiri, will be joined by world renowned Master Percussionist, Selva Ganesh.

Using the scintillating sounds of Indian Tabla and Vocal overtones, ‘Wahh’ (meaning 'inner joy and deep appreciation from the heart' - or 'wow') fuses a modern approach weaved with Sitar, Western Drums, Guitar and Bass. Combining Indian Raga music and Western harmonic melodies with an infectious Rhythm section creates a strikingly impressive blend of Musical style and instruments. With such diversity, ‘Wahh!’ provides a captivating and musically luscious experience. Wahh! World Fusion Band has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals throughout the United States such as 'The House of Blues' and 'The Mint' in L.A, Rockwood Music Hall in New York City and Tampa’s premier performing Venue – The Straz Center for the Performing Arts. They have performed at many Festivals across the U.S and here at home in Tampa Bay for the Gasparilla Music Festival, Tropical Heatwave and was featured for the special 'Lights on Tampa Bay' event.

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813 549 9288


The Shruti Foundation proudly presents

Saturday, Dec 02 2017

Lotus Pong Yoga and Health Center,

6201 Lynn Rd, Tampa FL - 33625


An evening with Rachna Bodas on Indian Classical & Semi Classical Vocal, Tabla by Shankh Lahiri and Rohan Prabhudesai from New York on Harmonium.

This special event will be held on the beautiful nature preservation at the Lotus Pond Yoga and Health Center.          

We will have limited seating available with traditional Indian baithak seating (floor seating with cushions) and some chairs will also available. Please reserve your space as soon as possible.

Rachna Bodas ji is one of the purest and most dynamic North Indian Classical Vocalists who trained under two traditional Gurus – (Pt. Kashinath Bodas and the great Veena Sahasrabudde) Rachna Ji has been consecutively performing all over the USA as well as India for the last few years.

This will be Shruti Foundation’s first Concert for this season. We are encouraging you to get our discounted Membership or Renew – which brings to you the highest quality, Live, Indian Classical Music Concerts to our Tampa Bay Community and covers all 5 Concerts for two people each.  

We hope you will plan to join us for very special first Concert of the Season Event.


Online Tickets : eventbrite

For more information visit

813 549 9288


The Shruti Foundation proudly presents

2nd Annual - Tampa Bay Indian Music & Dance Festival 2017

Saturday, Aug 26, 2017 @ 3:00pm-07:00pm

Saturday August 26th  3 - 7 PM

Hindu Temple Auditorium, 

5509 Lynn Road, Tampa - FL - 33624



Featured Artists 

***  This year we are bringing a very talented, shining, young carnatic violinist from India 


Son of legendary violinist Dr. L. Subramaniam and singer Kavita Krishnamurti


Sitar Maestro ​from Kolkata/Austin is one of the leading exponents of the Maihar Gharana


Santoor Exponent, one of the senior disciple of Legendary Pandit Shivkumar Sharma 


Disciple of Pt. Jasraj and Music head of Pandit Jasraj School of Music, Tampa Indian Classical Vocalist. He is going to perform based on celebration of Ganapati Festival. 


Master Mridangam artist from St.Louis

and our own 


Experience Quality Indian Music, Delicious Indian Food & the Gorgeous Hindu Temple of Tampa