Upcoming Concerts & Events...

History of the Divine Raga:  A Lecture & Concert of Indian Classical Music

Featuring Professor Wes Cecil of Penninsula College, Port Townsend

Srivani Jade (Hindustani vocal)

Ravi Albright on tabla

Vivek Datar on Harmonium

OCTOBER 23rd, 2021 7pm

Eastside Bahai Center Auditorium, Bellevue WA

FREE EVENT - Masks required.  Proof of Vaccination or negative test results within 72 hrs required for ages 12+ required for entry

 Discover the ancient origins of Indian Classical Music in a unique participatory lecture demonstration with master musicians.

Access to Ustads Project & Seattle Tabla Institute present ~ History of the Divine Raga with renowned professor of history & philosphy Wes Cecil, world vocalist Srivani Jade & tabla drumming master Ravi Albright, with Vivek Datar on harmonium.

In this special Access to Ustads Project Concert & Lecture, we will discover the spiritual & religious origins of the Raga (melody) & tala (rhythm) system of South Asia through an interactive discussion & demonstration. We invite you to discover and delve into the world of Indian Classical Music with us on Saturday, October 23rd at Eastside Bahai Center!

Access to Ustads Project presents...

Livestream Premiere concert with Pt. Kushal Das Saturday, October 17th, 2020 @ 8pm

Youtube https://youtu.be/oIPUxMQPjFo

Recording of the concert will be accessible after the livestream concludes.

The Access to Ustads Project brings the greatest masters of Indian Classical Music to the Pacific Northwest to engage, educate and share the music of SouthAsia with the public.

A project of Seattle Tabla Institute (www.ACITSeattle.org) and sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Grants for the Arts.

Pandit Kushal Das is a master sitarist from Bengal, India. Accompanied on tabla drums by Sri Sandip Ghosh.

Performing Ragas Jhinjoti, Kirwani, Gurukulan, & Bhairavi