8:30 PM20:30

DC Raga Jam

DC Raga Jam

A monthly event for Indian Classical Musicians and enthusiasts. This month featuring Mathew Poovan, rising sitar player from Baltimore.

Location: Bossa Bistro. 2463 18th St. NW, Washington DC

When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 8:30pm

Cost: $5 fee to support featured artists

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33rd Annual Indian Music and Dance Competition

Welcome to the Annual Indian Music and Dance competition! This annual three-day long competition has been successfully run for the past 32 years, and is one of the largest competitions of its kind outside of India! The competition has drawn competitors and fans from all throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe. Though it is technically a competition, you will find an atmosphere of comraderie, learning, and support from a great number of music students, their families, and music lovers!

Please plan ahead and register before as soon as registration opens on September 1st 2016.  Due to the overwhelming response we receive each year, we unfortunately have to deny participants who register late.  We look forward to seeing every one of you.  In the mean time, check out the competition website and enjoy the pictures from previous competitions.

For more information about directions, tickets, rules, categories, and participant registration, visit: www.aimfa.org/competition/ 


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4:00 PM16:00

Riyaz: Workshop and Concert

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There is a saying that practice makes man perfect. Indian Classical Music is all about practicing. It is formally called Riyaz in Classical Music. If you want to pursue the peak level in Classical Music, Riyaz is a must. There is a particular way to do Riyaz that most students and beginners don't know. The goal of this workshop is to teach/educate you and provide you with the tools to make you an outstanding musician.

4:00 – 4:30 pm Instrument Maintenance and Repair Sanjay Sharma
4:30 – 4:50 pm Bharat Natyam Dance Jharna Rastogi
4:50 – 5:10 pm Tabla Enayet Hossain
5:10 – 5:30 pm Sitar/Vocals Hidayat Husain Khan
5:30 – 5:50 pm Saxophone Phil Scarff
6:00 – 6:30 pm Riyaz Jharna Rastogi, Enayet Hossain, Hidayat Husain Khan, Phil Scarff and students
6:30 – 7:00 pm Break
7:00 – 8:00 pm Concert Hidayat Husain Khan, Enayet Hossain, and Phil Scarff

Students – please bring your instrument(s)

Community Service Event Sponsored by
the Ustad Valayat Kahn (UVK) Foundation

Contributions $40 (workshop and concert) ▪ $25 (concert only)

For info and tickets 609-540-1194 (space limited – call today)

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6:30 PM18:30

Inaugural Concert: 32nd Annual Indian Music and Dance Competition

The inaugural concert kicks off the 2 day long Annual Indian Music and Dance Competition hosted by Aimrec. Concert details are forthcoming. To learn more about the competition, visit www.indianmusiccompetition.com (currently has the information from last year). 

Mark your calendars for Thanksgiving weekend and plan to join us in Columbia, MD. 

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7:00 PM19:00

Basant: Spring Music Festival

University of Maryland: Shady Grove
9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 7PM

Tickets: $20

Aimrec presents an evening of fantastic Indian music. The concert begins with the debut performance of Mathew Poovan (Sitar) accompanied by Souvik Ghosh (Tabla) and continues with classical and light trio performances by Maestros Deepak Ram (Bansuri) - disciple of Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indradeep Ghosh (Violin), and Hidayat Khan (Sitar)- son and disciple of Ustad Vilayat Khan accompanied by Enayet Hossain (Tabla).

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