On February 17, 2018, the Indian Music Society of Houston and Students of Pandit Shantilal Shah present a unique and thrilling musical event featuring nearly 100 performers. Two exciting concerts showcase the versatility of the percussion instrument Tabla through solo and ensemble performances as well as its prominence in the accompaniment of Vocal and instrumental music, and Kathak dance!
It has become a tradition of sorts for young Tabla students to perform each year at the Houston Children’s Museum. This performance has given a great opportunity for new students to “get their feet wet” in performing. Because the Children’s Museum has many visitors from different nationalities, it also has provided a great way to show
On August 6th, an overjoyed audience was captivated witnessing the latest chapter in the ancient and ongoing story of the Guru-Shishya Parampara. This tale began 11 years ago with the meeting of the Sishya Arun Sabapathy and the Guru Pt. Shantilal Shah. That first meeting saw loving parents urge a young boy to meet his
Pt. Shantilal Shah and senior Tabla students with Ambassador Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (now Foreign Secretary of India) and Indian Consul General Parvathaneni Harish. This following a performance in 2014 celebrating India’s Republic Day. Read the Indo-American article on the event.
On January 23, 2016, over 80 Tabla students of Pt. Shantilal Shah took the stage at the University of Houston’s UC Theater to present the semi-annual Laya Taal Saadhna. This years concert was held under the banner of the Indian Music Society of Houston (IMS), and marked the 8th iteration of Laya Taal Saadhna, which began in 2005. An audience
In 2014, senior students of Pt. Shantilal Shah were invited to perform for VIP guests of the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall in downtown Houston, TX. Here is a clip from that performance.
In 2010, the Miller Outdoor Theatre was transformed into a showcase of India in all its color. Samskriti’s Incredible India program brings together some of the varied traditions of Indian culture to put on a show for Houstonians. We were privileged to perform with Guruji as the opening act of this wonderful program. An audience of several thousand