On Saturday, July 22nd, Next Iteration Theater is presenting an Indian Classical Music Concert featuring a Tabla solo and Vocal performance. Guru Shri Shantilal Shah with son and disciple Anuraag Shah will start the program with a Tabla solo. Following this will be a Vocal performance by Smt. Aparna Shah. Accompanying both items on harmonium is Shri Mandar Phadke, an accomplished musician who has performed with many great Indian classical musicians. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and at Match Theater, Houston. Tickets are available through Next Iteration Theater and are "pay what you can", with a suggested ticket price of $10. Seating is limited at this venue, so get your tickets early! For more information, visit our Facebook event page.
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
An amazing special Diwali tabla performance in Diwali function at Telica Telfair. Guruji’s ( Pandit Shantilal Shah) way of teaching is unique. Empowered with the priceless knowledge he works tirelessly to bring out the best in each of his disciples along with teaching them a disciplined way of life.
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
On March 19, Houston was fortunate to have one of the great vocalists of Hindustani Classical Music in town, the legendary Padma Shree Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar. Organized by the Indian Music Society of Houston the program was held in the intimate Jones Hall at the University of St. Thomas. He was accompanied by our Guruji, Pandit Shantilal Shah on Tabla.
Here is a full recording of the great vocalists Pts. Rajan and Sajan Mishra ji performing Raag Jaijaivanti at the prestigious Sawai Gandharva music festival in 1992. On haromonium is Pt. Appa Jalgaonkar ji with our Guruji on Tabla.
In 2009, Guruji performed with Padma Vibushan Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia ji in Austin TX. The concert was organized by the Indian Classical Music Circle of Austin. Here is a glimpse of that program. Prior to this concert, Guruji performed with Pandit ji on KUHF radio in Houston, TX. Below is a recording of that performance.
Guruji accompanied violinist Pt. Milind Raikar along with son Yadnesh Raikar at a concert in Dallas, Texas. The event was organized by the Indian Classical Music Circle of Dallas/Fort Worth. The musicians and audience were blessed by the presence of the great Tabla Maestro, Ustad Tari Khan Saheb. Here are some pictures from the concert.
Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia performs a Thumri for The Front Row on KUHF Radio in Houston, TX, 2009. Accompanied on Tabla by Shantilal Shah, and on bansuri by Rakesh Chaurasia. To listen to the complete audio, including an interview with Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, click here.
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.