Classical Indian Music and Dance Festival

February 23 - 26, 2015


G.S. Sachdev

G.S. Sachdev is recognized worldwide as a master of the bansuri (North Indian flute). He is one of the premier performers on this traditional instrument. His pure and classical approach instills tranquility and carries listeners beyond the mind into deep meditation.

Aashish Khan

Aashish Khan is a renowned master of the sarod, the famous North Indian string instrument. He was initiated into North Indian classical music at the age of five by his grandfather, the legendary Acharya Baba Allauddin Khan.

Swapan Chaudhuri

Swapan Chaudhuri is considered one of the top masters of tabla in the world. He is the Director of Percussion at Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California. He developed his skill through years of accompanying Ali Akbar Khan and other leading musicians of India.

Ramesh Mishra

Ramesh Mishra, master of the Sarengi, is the son of great sarangi maestro Pt. Ramnath Mishra. He has and earned a niche in the hearts of millions of music lovers. He won several awards, including India's most prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar (Akademi Awards) and produced numerous recordings including his own solo records.

Sanhita Nandi

Sanhita Nandi is an outstanding exponent of Kirana gayaki. Sanhita's resplendent voice and depth of musical acumen brought her early recognition. The central motif of her style is Kirana: the slow tempo of raga development (voice culture, voice throw, and tonal application), ornamented solfege patterns. With practice, she has excelled in the exposition and elaboration of ragas with all the variations, modulations and split-second precision. Sanhita is rapidly getting the acclaim she deserves as a brilliant performer with intellectual depth. She has been invited to perform at all major festivals in India and USA.

Suba Ramesh Parmar

Suba Ramesh Parmar is an award-winning dancer of the South Indian Bharatanatyam dance style. She is known for grace and dynamism in her expression and movement and is performing regularly at Sivananda yoga centers together with her gifted daughter Madhu Parmar.

Shyam Kane

Shyam Kane has been a tabla player for over thirty years. He trained under the guidance and supervision of great tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussian and performed worldwide. He has accompanied such great artists as Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.