2015 Events


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The Melodious Percussion Trio- Colors of Rhythm

May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

Three accomplished percussionists performing on three different instruments come together as "The Melodious Percussion Trio – Colors of Rhythm".

Pandit Milind Tulankar is the foremost player in India of the jaltarang, a melodic percussion instrument developed many centuries ago. The artist strikes a set of ceramic bowls filled with water using a wooden stick.

Djembe is the instrument of Ustad Taufiq Qureshi. A son of Alla Rakha and brother of maestro Zakir Hussain, Qureshi is a phenomenal artist fondly referred to as the “Prince of Percussion.” Under the guidance of Ghatam Vidwan Vikku Vinayakram, he has carved a niche for himself as a versatile percussionist and talented composer.

Pandit Ramdas Palsule performs on the tabla. Palsule is on the faculty of the Center of Performing Arts at Pune University. A student of legendary guru Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, Palsule is an accomplished soloist and accompanist. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS ON APR-26-2015

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Pancham: The Immortal Note - A Tribute to R.D. Burman

May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

John H. Williams Theatre, Tulsa PAC

Rahul Dev Burman, commonly known as R.D. Burman and nicknamed “Pancham,” was an Indian film score composer. Considered one of the seminal music directors of the Hindi film industry, Burman was the only son of singer and Bollywood music composer Sachin Dev Burman and his wife, Meera.

From the 1960s to the 1990s, Pancham composed musical scores for 331 movies and provided vocals for a few of his compositions. He influenced the next generation of Indian music directors, and his songs continue to be popular in India even after his death in 1994.

"Pancham: The Immortal Note" traces Burman’s life and works through his music and also through audio-visual snippets from his contemporaries, such as Gulzar saab, Javed Akhtar, Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and modern greats like Shantanu Moitra, Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Bharadwaj, to name a few.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS ON MAY-05-2015.
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SAPAF CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2015:
Jul 11 - Chhau Dance by Mayur Arts, India
Oct 03 - Garba on Green, Tulsa Downtown free and open to public

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