Shambhavi’s International School of Kathak
Strings N Beats
North America Spring Concert Tour
February 27 - March 26, 2016

February 23, 2016

STRINGS N BEATS is a unique dialogue between dance and music, between Tala and Raga, Beats and Notes, Rhythm and Melody. Three brilliant artists of present generation: Shakir Khan (sitar), Shambhavi Dandekar (Kathak dance) and Harshad Kanetkar (tabla) present this concert, specially created for the North America Spring Concert Tour. Sparkling Jugalbandis, soothing music and touching abhinaya are some of the highlights of STRINGS N BEATS.

Shakir Khan is trained under his father and Guru Ustad Shahid Parvez. Shambhavi Dandekar is a disciple of her mother Pandita Maneesha Sathe. She has had extensive training in Laykari and aesthetics of Tala from Pandit Suresh Talwalkar, whose disciple Harshad Kanetkar is accompanying Shakir and Shambhavi on tabla.

Concert tour schedule:
Feb. 27: Premiere at San Diego, CA
Organized by MAPA and IFAASD
Venue: California Center for Performing Arts, 5pm

March 5: Edinberg, TX
Organized by IARGV
Venue: Edinberg Conference Center@Renaissance, 7.45pm

March 6: Houston, TX
Organized by EktaPopat
Venue: Stafford Civic Center, 4pm

March 12: Albuquerque, NM
Organized by Outpost, Padmini
Venue: Outpost Performance Space, 7.30pm

March 13: San Jose, CA
Organized by Swar Sudha, SISK
Venue: Mexican Heritage Plaza, 4.30pm

March 19: Norfolk, VA
Organized by Bidhu Mohanty
Venue: TBD

March 20: Washington DC
Organized by IDEA, Lasya Academy of Dance
Venue: Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 4pm

March 26: St. Louis, MO
Organized by Abhinaya, Anu-Raag School of Music
Venue: JC Penny Conference Center, 6.30pm

For concerts and workshops
Artists can be contacted at or on +1-650-930-0328

Shambhavi Dandekar: