Tabla Students Perform at Houston Children’s Museum
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Tabla Students Perform at Houston Children’s Museum

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…

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Guru Pranaam Sets New Bar for Houston Tabla

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…

Pandit Shantilal Shah with Pandit Milind Raikar
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Pandit Shantilal Shah with Pandit Milind Raikar

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.

Celebrating India’s Republic Day in 2014
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Celebrating India’s Republic Day in 2014

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.

Incredible India!
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Incredible India!

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…