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    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

    Fires of Varanasi.... Ragamala Dance

    Presented by Performing Arts Houston and Sponsored by IAA

    Friday, March 10 @ 7:30 PM

    Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

    Bharatanatyam choreographers Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim evokes an elaborate ritual where time is suspended and humans merge with the divine.

    Through multi-disciplinary dance works for the stage, engaging the community, and educating the next generation, Ragamala Dance epitomizes intercultural and immigrant narratives that evoke a shared sense of humanity.

    Tickets to this event are only offered as part of the season subscription which can be purchased here. Season subscribers save over 50% over buying tickets individually. Individual tickets are available through Performing Arts Houston and purchased through this link, a discount code "IAA20" can be used at checkout

    • Friday, March 24, 2023
    • 8:00 PM
    • Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

    Berklee Indian Ensemble

    The Shuruaat Tour

    Friday, March 24 @ 8:00 PM

    Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

    Click here for Tickets

    Founded in 2011 by Annette Philip, the first Indian music faculty member at Berklee College of Music, the Berklee Indian Ensemble is a world renowned collective, known for honoring its Indian roots while boldly experimenting with a cross-pollination of genres, and multi-disciplinary art. IAA is pround to be presenting this as part of their Grammy nomination tour for the album Shuruaat.

    • Saturday, April 22, 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • University of Houston, Dudley Recital Hall

    In Conversation

    Partha Bose, Sitar with Indranil Mallick, tabla

    Pre-concert demonstration, masterclass and discussion followed by a full recital

    Saturday April 22 @ 6:00 PM masterclass; 7:30 PM, recital

    University of Houston, Dudley Recital Hall

    A globally acknowledged maestro, with a flair for cross-cultural outreach, presents a Sitar recital with an interactive, one-of-a-kind masterclass and artistic discussion preceding the event.

    • Saturday, May 13, 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

    From “Sa to Sa”

    Kaushiki Chakraborty

    Ut. Murad Ali Khan, Sarangi

    Yashwant Vaishnav, Tabla

    Tanmay Deochake, Harmonium

    Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30 PM

    Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

    One of India’s jewels of classical music and a continuously rising star. She was the 2020 recipient of the Nari Shakti Puraskar (national award for women’s empowerment), her music and vocal prowess is known world-wide, and she is the torchbearer of the Patiala tradition.

    • Friday, June 02, 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Stafford Center

    DIL SE…

    Rubaroo with A.R. Rahman

    Niche Entertainment

    Friday, June 2 @ 7:30 PM

    Stafford Center

    The talented group of creative minds behind the 2022 season closer, Sahir – a life in poetry and music, return for a newly designed program adopting some of the latest technologies in concert audio video productions on none other than A.R. Rahman!

    Dil Se... A Rubaroo is the story of a musician and his pioneering efforts in music, technology, film, and life itself.

    • Saturday, September 09, 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center

    Breaking Barriers

    Riyaaz Qawaali

    with The Jones Family Singers

    Saturday, September 9 @ 7:30 PM

    Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center

    Riyaaz Qawaali returns to the IAA stage for another thrilling performance featuring the acclaimed Jones Family Singers.

    A production that captures the American diversity, two communities of color join together to break barriers. This concert will explore multiple faiths, presenting songs from the Hindu bhajan, Sufi Qawwali and Christian Gospel musical traditions. Originally premiered in 2021 through IAA, this has begun to tour the country with presentations at The Getty, Smithsonian Museum and NYC’s Word Music Institute.

    • Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Venue TBA


    Anirudh Varma Collective

    Saturday, September 30 @ 7:30 PM

    Venue TBA

    The Anirudh Varma Collective is a contemporary Indian classical ensemble from New Delhi, India led by composer and producer, Anirudh Varma. The collective aims to discover, re-discover and present the tradition of Indian music in a contemporary yet rooted manner to reach and connect with the masses. The collective has produced two full length albums “Perspectives” and “Homecoming” and has members across India, the United States and Canada.

    • Saturday, October 21, 2023
    • 7:30 PM
    • Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

    India – The Musical

    Directed and choreographed by Harshall Kamat

    Saturday, October 21st @ 7:30 PM

    Cullen Theater, Wortham Center

    A spectacular stage-show that combines story telling, dazzling dance sequences, and the musical elements of Bollywood with colorful costumes, extravagant choreography, exuberance and flair for all things Indian. It is a peek into the past and a glimpse into the future. It is a story of what India was, what humanity stands for, and what the future holds for all of us.

Past events

Saturday, October 29, 2022 Sahir Ludhianvi - A Life in Poetry
Sunday, October 02, 2022 Yeh Jo Desh Hai Mera - This Land of Mine... A Musical
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Ustad Shujaat Khan - While My Sitar Gently Sings
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan - SABRANG
Saturday, August 06, 2022 Dr. L. Subramaniam & Kavita Krishnamurti with the Houston Symphony
Saturday, July 09, 2022 Andean-Indian - Melodies of Folklore
Friday, June 10, 2022 Rukmini Vijayakumar - Krishnaa
Sunday, May 22, 2022 Rasika Shekar - A musical odyssey
Friday, April 29, 2022 Abby V - Building Bridges
Saturday, March 12, 2022 Ricky Kej & The World Ensemble Live - The One Earth Concert
Monday, December 20, 2021 Children's Film Festival
Saturday, November 06, 2021 Penn Masala Concert
Friday, October 29, 2021 Singing Together: Qawwali and Gospel
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Race Dialogue: Living In Harmony
Sunday, October 24, 2021 Master Class: Appreciation of the Music Genres
Saturday, October 16, 2021 JLF Houston Online
Friday, September 03, 2021 Electrifying India: A Night with Abby V and Karmagraphy
Saturday, June 05, 2021 Virtual Concert - Abby V
Sunday, May 23, 2021 Sing With Abby V!

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