Archives for the month of: June, 2013
MERU concert, 21 July 2013, TheaterHotel De Oranjerie, Roermond, The Netherlands

MERU concert, 21 July 2013, TheaterHotel De Oranjerie, Roermond, The Netherlands, 14:00 hrs


iccNamaste Friends & Students,

Congratulations on completing a successful opening concert last Saturday. This concert was a proud moment for us and showed much promise for even more wonderful concert experiences in the future for our school and organization.

We received many praises for the performing artists and the whole experience. Purvi & Sunhil Majethia, Naresh Ramlogan & Mr. & Mrs. Kini, as well as all the others that volunteered their help in the preparation, set-up and technical management -you will all be remembered with gratitude for years to come.

If you were there you may have more to say about the event. Please feel free to share your experiences, and if you allow us, we will post them in our upcoming newsletter and website. Please send those comments and/or suggestions in a reply to this message and we will be sure to include them in the upcoming newsletter and website.

Due to unexpected circumstances, the concert originally scheduled for July 13 will need to be rescheduled. Dr. Monica Shah will still be performing – however, she will be performing at our home (9761 Fox Chapel Rd, Tampa, fl 33647)for a House Concert on Mon. July 8, from 8 – 9:30 pm).

We understand that this is a week night, however – we don’t want to miss this chance to hear this wonderful opportunity and this date was the nearest option.

The ‘Tabla Ecstasy’ performers will be rescheduled for an future concert in August. This will afford them more time to create and excellent performance and a larger audience.

Please respond to this message or call us if you will be attending on Monday evening – it will be a perfect ending to the day!

We surely hope to see you there and look forward to sharing much more exciting news with our school and foundation!

Sincere regards,
Shankh & Heather Lahiri

Shankhachur Lahiri
(Musician and Tabla Artist)
813 549 9288, 813 549 9594, 813 549 9252
9761 Fox Chapel Rd, Tampa, FL – 33647

Please check previous blog entries about their tour.

Here a recent photo taken in Horstmar, Germany (by

Maharaj-Trio in Horstmar. (Photo by Anke Sundermeier,

Maharaj-Trio in Horstmar. (Photo by Anke Sundermeier,

Here another taken at Gronau (see

Maharaj-Trio in Gronau (photo by private, Westfälische Nachrichten,

Maharaj-Trio in Gronau (photo by private, Westfälische Nachrichten,

Partha Bose

Partha Bose

Renowned sitar maestro Partha Bose will perform Friday, 28 June 2013 in Aachen-Kornelimünster, Germany.
Start 20.00 hrs

Tabla: Arup Sen Gupta

Geigenbauatelier Falk Peters
Napoleonsberg 104
52076 Aachen
Tel.: (+49) 02408 / 920888

Sunita Tikare

Sunita Tikare

Sunita Tikare is a Hindustani Classical Music Vocalist from the Jaipur Gharana (based out of Mumbai, India).  Please check out her website for more information.

Sunita Tikare is on the final stages of completing her PhD in Indian Classical Vocal viz. “ SANGEET-ACHARYA ”.

She will be on her tour to a few American states during Oct. and Nov. 2013.

Sunita is available for Indian Classical concerts followed by other semi-classical forms like Thumri, Dadra, Abhangas, Natya geet, Bhavgeet,, Bhaktigeet, Bhajans, etc.

Her contact details for bookings:  +91-98678-12742 ; +91-98231-81211

Email: and

Prateek Chaudhuri

Prateek Chaudhuri

Prateek just sent me those 4 links, of recent concerts.

Some amazing Classical Concerts links on youtube :

1. Raga Marwa ( Drut Teental and Jhala )

2. Raga Bihag and Bhairabi (Tabla : Ustad Akram Khan) : incl the rare 9 beat cycle, 8 1/2 beat cycle , 7 1/2 beat cycle and Drut Teental…followed by a beautiful Dhun based on Raga Bhairabi

3. Raga Jhinjhoti ( Tabla : Ustad Akram Khan ) incl. a beautiful and melodious Alap in Raga Jhinjhoti. foll by an Amazing Maseetkhani Gat (Vilambit Gat) (Teental)

4. Raga Yaman ( Tabla : Ustad Rafiuddin Sabri ) incl… a beautiful Alap foll by 9 beat cycle , Drut Teental and Jhala

Pandit Prateek Chaudhuri ( Sitar Maestro ) Associate Professor Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, University of Delhi J-1852, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi-110019, India Tel: 91-11-26278877, Tel/Fax: 91-11-26271060, Mob : 9810022228 Email: Website :

* SAT. JUN. 22 CONCERT UPDATE * by Shankh and Heather Lahiri

Namaste Friends & Students,
We are looking forward to seeing you all this Sat.  June 22 for the concert.
Due to a large response we have moved the concert from our home to just up the street to the Pebble Creek Community Center. It is located at 18715 Bent Tree Lane, Tampa FL 33647.
We are asking you all to please arrive at 6:30 pm for tea and snacks. This way we can begin promptly at 7pm. We will serve dinner from 8:00 – 8:30 pm and the final performance will be from 8:30 – 10 pm.
Parking is available at the front of the Community Center.
Feel Free to call us if you have any questions.
We are very excited to see you all for this very special concert.
See you there!

*PS: Also save the date on your calendar for the next upcoming concert on July 13 at the same place – Pebble Creek Community Center from 7-9 pm. We will be featuring musicologist and reputed vocalist Dr. Monica Shah from India and the Tabla Ecstasy Ensemble. Please mark your calendars ahead of time to join us and support our endeavor to preserve our rich, cultural music!

Shankh and Heather Lahiri

Shankhachur Lahiri
(Musician and Tabla Artist)
813 549 9288,
813 549 9594,
9761 Fox Chapel Rd, Tampa, FL – 33647

Please enjoy those many videos at

Here is one with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia.

Kiranpal Singh Deoora
Indian Classical Santoor Maestro UK

tampa-concert-smallerAn invitation by Shankhachur Lahiri

“Namaste Friends,

Since returning from India in April, we have accomplished many new Musical ventures and are also happy to announce our first house concert of the year on Sat., June 22 from 7 – 10 pm.
We would like to invite you to all to attend this wonderful evening featuring sitar maestro from New York – Abhik Mukherjee and myself on tabla.
We are also featuring our talented friend from New York – Dr. Souri Lahiri on tabla.
It has been a very long time since there was a tabla solo performance in the Tampa Bay Area.
We will be having a delicious indian meal after the concert that we invite you all to stay and join us for as well.
Please see the inserted flyer below for more information.
There is limited seating available and we will need confirmations in order to determine the seating an amount of food needed, so please notify us of your confirmation as early as possible.
We look forward to seeing you all.”

Shankhachur Lahiri
(Musician and Tabla Artist)
813 549 9288, 813 549 9594, 813 549 9252
9761 Fox Chapel Rd, Tampa, FL – 33647